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A New U.S.-Japan Relationship Under President Biden

January 12, 2021

This event is being held virtually via Zoom.

The 2018 Taiwanese Local Elections: Results and Implications

August 24, 2018

On November 24, 2018, Taiwan's electorate will go to the polls to select thousands of ward chiefs, hundreds of council members, and dozens of mayors and county executives.

Farmland and Fraud: Land Rents and Vote Buying in China’s Village Elections

January 9, 2018

While much of the existing literature examines vote buying in the context of party systems, including both competitive and hegemonic party systems, this talk, based on a study coauthored by...

China's Hong Kong SAR at 20: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

October 17, 2017

RSVPs are Closed for this EventSponsored by:Center of Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Center for East Asian Studies, China Program, Shorenstein APARCContact: Kelley Cortright Two...

China, Trump, and Trade

March 1, 2017

Trade has been a key instrument behind China’s rapid economic growth.

US-PRC-Taiwan Relations under the Trump Administration

December 1, 2016

Co-sponsored by the Taiwan Democracy Project at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, and the China Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) AbstractAs...

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...

The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia

September 8, 2016

Korea Society president Thomas Byrne, retired General Walter "Skip" Sharp, former U.S. commander in Korea, and Kathleen Stephens, former U.S. ambassador to Korea and William J.

From Wild Lily to Sunflower: New Politics in Taiwan

March 25, 2016

Abstract:The Wild Lily movement was a student demonstration in 1990 calling for democracy through direct election.

The January Taiwan Elections and the Implications for Cross-Strait Relations

March 1, 2016

 AbstractTaiwan’s domestic politics, particularly presidential elections, has been the main driver of the island’s relations with China for two decades.

Liberal Taiwan versus Illiberal South Korea: The Divergent Paths of Electoral Campaign Regulation

November 11, 2015

Abstract:Both South Korea and Taiwan are considered consolidated democracies, but the two countries have developed very different sets of electoral campaign regulations.

Pathways to Democracy: Taiwan's Lessons for China

January 17, 2015

Abstract:Authoritarian ruling parties are expected to resist democratization, often times at all costs.

Japan after the Abenomics Election

January 12, 2015

 AbstractJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a general election for the lower house of Japan's parliament on December 14, following the decision to postpone a consumption tax hike that was...

Vetting Candidates in Korean Elections: Traditional Media and the Rise of Social Media

May 16, 2014

South Korea ranks second globally in smart phone ownership, and among larger countries its Internet penetration rate ties Germany for second place.

What Explains Indonesia’s Defense Transformation? Beyond Democratic Reform and the “China Threat”

April 16, 2014

Since the democratization of Indonesia began in 1998, the country’s military has been undergoing major change.

Southeast Asia in the Year of the Horse: Issues and Prospects for 2014-15

January 14, 2014

The Year of the Horse will run (so to speak) from 31 January 2014 to 18 February 2015.

Is the Party Over? The Obsolescence of Authoritarian Growth in Singapore and Malaysia

April 8, 2013

In Singapore the People’s Action Party has held power continuously since 1959, having won 13 more or less constrained legislative elections in a row over more than half a century.

The Rule of Mandates: How China Governs Over Law and Democracy

March 15, 2013

In this talk, Mayling Birney presents evidence that China uses a distinctive form of governing, what she calls a “rule of mandates” in contrast to a rule of law.

Modes of Governance in the Chinese Bureaucracy: A 'Control Rights' Theory

February 19, 2013

Abstract: The Chinese bureaucracy presents a set of anomalies that need to be explained: In the presence of a strong central authority, why do we observe widespread collusive behaviors at the local...

Democracy in Korea: The Politics of Extreme Uncertainty

October 5, 2012

Professor Jang-Jip Choi argues that South Korean politics are characterized by extreme uncertainty and that this is exemplified by the campaign for the presidential election on December 19....

The 2012 U.S. Presidential Election and U.S. Foreign Policy

May 29, 2012

As the U.S. presidential election campaign moves into full bore, what role will foreign policy play in the national debate and the presidential election?

The Next Phase of China’s Health System Reforms

May 29, 2012

In spring 2009, China’s leadership announced ambitious national health reforms. Have the five stated goals of the first three years of reform been met?

The Paradigm Shift and the Rise of East Asia

May 10, 2012

Raid and warfare were once humankind’s most profitable activities.


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