Cloud over the Taiwan Strait?

ASIA FORUM with Prof. Arthur S. Ding

Cloud over the Taiwan Strait?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 10:00-11:30


The outcome of Taiwan’s presidential and parliamentary elections on January 14, 2012 will be very significant in Taiwan-China relations and in China’s domestic politics. This presentation tries to brief the most recent development in the elections and analyze potential impacts of the election outcome.

Professor Arthur S. Ding is a Research Fellow and Acting Director of the Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, and concurrently Secretary General of Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies, both in Taipei. His research focuses on China’s security and defense policy, including civil-military relations, defense strategy, defense industry, and arms control. Professor Ding’s published works include China’s Changing Military Theory, 1979-1991, PRC’s Defense Industry Conversion and numerous articles in edited books and journals. The two books that he edited are Hu Jintao Shidai de Tiaozhan [Challenges for the Hu Jintao Era], which provides an overall review of political and administration reform made during Jiang Zemin era. He received his B.A. in Anthropology from the National Taiwan University, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame.

Location: ISDP, Västra Finnbodavägen 2, Stockholm-Nacka. For a map and directions, please go here.

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