10
June 2014
Past Event
Whither Taiwanization?

Whither Taiwanization?

Past Event
Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
June 10, 2014
10
June 2014
Past Event

1015 15th Street, N.W., 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Speakers:
Charles Horner

Senior Fellow

Bruce Jacobs

Emeritus Professor, Asian Languages and Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

President Obama's recent visit to Asia came at a time when China's increasingly aggressive actions at sea have raised security concerns from Japan to Vietnam. Of all of China's territorial assertions in the area, Beijing's claim that it owns Taiwan is the most ominous. Central to both U.S. policy in the region and the U.S.-Taiwan relationship is how Taiwan envisions its future in this uncertain environment.

On June 10th, Hudson Institute hosted a presentation by Bruce Jacobs on the topic of the future of Taiwan. Jacobs is Emeritus Professor of Asian Languages and Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His research includes the books Local Politics in Rural Taiwan under Dictatorship and Democracy (EastBridge 2008) and Democratizing Taiwan (Brill 2012). As a distinguished Australian scholar and longtime student of Taiwan, he provided a valuable perspective on how Taiwan and the cross-straits situation are regarded in his part of the world. Hudson Senior Fellow Charles Horner moderated the discussion.

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