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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...

A Relationship Transformed: Rethinking the Prospects for Conflict and Peace in the Taiwan Strait

February 7, 2014

Abstract:  After long being viewed as potential flashpoint, relations across the Taiwan Strait have stabilized tremendously in recent years, reflecting moderation in the approaches both Beijing and...

Urban Taiwan’s State-Structured Neighborhood Governance: Deepening Democracy, Partisan Civic Engagement, Inverted Class Bias

January 21, 2014

Abstract: Taiwan's system of neighborhood-level governance has origins in institutions of local control employed by both the Republican-era Kuomintang and the Japanese colonizers.

A Postscript to the 1943 Cairo Conference: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Chinese Dilemma

December 6, 2013

 Abstract: That the Cairo Conference has been overshadowed by the wartime summits at Teheran and Yalta is understandable given the start of the Cold War in Europe almost immediately after the...

Maritime Issues in East Asia: Finding Peaceful Solutions

November 29, 2012

This seminar will discuss the current issues surrounding the sovereignty of the Diaoyutai Islets and the East China Sea peace initiative of the government of the Republic of China, Taiwan, through...

Maritime Issues in Asia, Finding Peaceful Solutions

November 29, 2012

Prof. Edward I–Hsin Chen, who earned his Ph.D.

East Asia's Contentious Island Disputes: A U.S. Policy Perspective

October 29, 2012

Certain East Asian territorial disputes have simmered, unresolved, since the arrangements concluding the Second World War: Japan, China, and Taiwan contest sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu(tai)...

Democratic Careening: Accountability Dynamics Across Asia

June 4, 2012

Abstract: Democracy in the developing world is generally outliving expectations, but not outperforming them.

The Chinese Naval Role in the Pacific and the American Response

May 30, 2012

***PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE*** Maritime issues are increasingly at the heart of security issues between the United States and China.

Fourth Wave or False Start? Democracy After the Arab Spring

November 8, 2011

The decades-long political winter in the Arab world seemed to be thawing early this year as mass protests toppled Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and...

The Tamogami Affair: History and Security in Northeast Asia

March 13, 2009

Reckoning with the Past:  Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Asia Is it possible to come to terms with the violent past and foster reconciliation with former foes, what are the obstacles and how...

Regional Security Dynamics in Northeast Asia: Seoul's Perspective and Equities

February 6, 2009

As the new year begins, the administration of ROK President Lee Myung-bak faces an unusually complex and rapidly evolving regional security landscape as he seeks to craft a strategy that...

The Spirit of Democracy

January 22, 2008

Stanford's Larry Diamond will discuss his forthcoming book, The Spirit of Democracy.

Roundtable Discussion: Political Turbulence in Taiwan

December 11, 2000

In March 2000, Taiwan's voters ended 55 years of Nationalist Party rule by electing Chen Shui-bian to the Presidency, granting power to the Democratic Progressive Party.