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Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan

September 26, 2016

AbstractThe existence of two Chinese states—one controlling mainland China, the other controlling the island of Taiwan—is often understood as a seemingly inevitable outcome of the Chinese civil war...

Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years

September 16, 2016

  This discussion will be based on the authors' recently published book, Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years, Lynne Rienner Publishing (2016).AbstractAt the end of Chen Shui...

Taiwan’s China Dilemma: Contested Identities and Multiple Interests in Taiwan’s Cross-Strait Economic Policy

September 16, 2016

This talk will be based on Professor Lin's new book, Taiwan's China Dilemma: Contested Identities and Multiple Interests in Taiwan's Cross-Strait Economic Policy, Stanford University Press (2016). ...

Ties That Bind: Cultural Identity, Class, and Law in Vietnam's Labor Resistance

November 6, 2013

Vietnamese news accounts of labor-management conflicts, including strikes, and even reports of owners fleeing their factories raise potent questions about labor activism in light of this self...

Crossing the Border from "Chōsen" to "Kankoku" in Japan

January 25, 2013

In this talk, Professor Han will examine the implications for the Zainichi (people of Korean ethnicity who have lived in Japan since the colonial period) of choosing between identifying themselves...

The Crisis in Japanese and Chinese Public Opinion: Can Soft Power Soften an 'Enemy Image'?

November 29, 2012

Why are Japan and China perpetually at odds?

Korea and Vietnam: The Bilateral Relationship

March 2, 2012

Ambassador Joon-woo Park, the 2011–12 Koret Fellow and a former senior diplomat from Korea, will give a historical review of Korea-Vietnam bilateral relations, including the effects of Korea's...

Mobilized Workers vs. Morphing Capital: Challenging Global Supply Chains in Vietnam

November 17, 2008

Capital in its many facets is variable.  Like quicksilver, it can divide, reunite, and metamorphose seamlessly across a spectrum of ownerships by foreigners, the state, and domestic private...

Imagining the Indian Nation: The Role of Literature in the Nationalist Movement: 1920-1947

February 20, 2007

There was nothing inherently unified about the diverse cultures, religions and languages that comprised the Indian subcontinent under colonialism.

Maid to Order in Post-1997 Hong Kong: Stories of Indonesian Workers?

January 27, 2006

The profile of foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong has changed in significant ways since Hong Kong's reunification with the People's Republic of China in 1997, the Asian financial crisis of the...

Waishengren: Exploring Chinese Diaspora Nationalism in Taiwan

April 6, 2005

Waishengren (or mainlanders) make up about 12% of the current population in Taiwan.

Multiracialism and Meritocracy in Singapore: Conventional Wisdom Reconsidered

April 19, 2004

Singapore has become widely known as a successful experiment in multiracialism and meritocracy.

Foreign Workers and the Advent of Multicultural Societies in East Asia: The Coming Struggles over National Identity

May 25, 2000

The bundling of race and ethnicity with nation is common in state ideology and popular perceptions in East Asia.


Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Portrait of Callista Wells Callista Wells China Program Coordinator