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Professor Stephan Feuchtwang

Dr Fang-Long Shih

Taiwan's Relations with the European Union: Asymmetry in Action

Attendance is by invitation only; please email Taiwan.Comparative@lse.ac.uk if you would like to come.

Date: Monday 1 July 2013, 2.15pm-4pm

Venue: Room 32L.G.20, 32 Lincoln’s Inn, London School of Economics

Chair: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang (LSE Taiwan Research Programme)

Convenor: Reverend John McNeil Scott (LSE Taiwan Research Programme)

Co-organized by:
LSE Taiwan Research Programme
European Union Centre in Taiwan 

2.15pm-2:25pm Opening Remarks
Professor Stephan Feuchtwang (LSE Taiwan Research Programme)

Panel 1 Taiwan and Europe in Dialogue

2.25pm-2:45pm  The EU–Taiwan Relationship since 1980
Presenter: Professor Hungdah Su (Director General, European Union Centre in Taiwan)

2:45pm-3:15pm Roundtable Discussion

Panel 2 Taiwan, China, and Europe

3:15pm-3:35pm  The Impact of the Rise of China on Taiwan–EU relationships
Presenter: Professor Hsin-Chih Chen (Department of Political Science, National Cheng Kung University)

3:35pm-4pm Roundtable Discussion

Roundtable Discussants
Mr Marc Chia-Ching Cheng (European Union Centre in Taiwan)
Dr Kent Deng (LSE Economic History)
Professor Chris Hughes (LSE International Relations)
Professor Danny Quah (LSE Economics)
Dr Fang-Long Shih (LSE Taiwan Research Programme)
Mr Stuart Thompson (LSE Taiwan Research Programme)
Dr Yea Jen Tseng (Institute of Financial and Economic Law, Southern Taiwan University of Technology)
Mr Raj Verma (LSE International Relations)

Event Assistant: Ms Olga Glebova (LSE Foundation Programme)

About the Presenters

Professor Hungdah Su is the Jean Monnet Chair of the Department of Political Science at the National Taiwan University, and Director General of the European Union Centre in Taiwan. Professor Su received his PhD from the University of Paris–Sorbonne (Paris IV), and since November 2005 he has been a member of the Council of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe. From 2006 to 2008 he was coordinator of the EU Study team at the Academia Sinica, before joining the NTU in August 2008. He contributed substantially to the creation of the EU Centre in Taiwan, serving as Executive Director and as Deputy Director before taking up the position of Director General.

Professor Su has taught on the EU and regional integration for more than ten years, and he is editor-in-chief of a book series on EU Studies in Taiwan. His recent research focuses on Common Foreign and Security Policy Law and Comparative Regionalism in Asia and Europe. His recent publications in English include ‘Is the Euro Still a Success Story?’ (Asia Europe Journal, 2013); ‘The EU’s Taiwan Policy in a New Context’ (Issues and Studies, 2010); and ‘The Father of Europe in China: Jean Monnet and the Creation of the CDFC (Journal of European Integration History, 2009)

Professor Hsin-Chih Chen is based at the Department of Political Science at National Cheng-Kung University. He received his PhD from the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) in 2001, on the subject of the Paracel and Spratly Islands in Chinese Nationalism, prior to which he studied diplomacy at the same institution and at the Department of Diplomacy at National Cheng-Chi University. He recently directed a research project on China’s participation in Global Governance, analysing China’s behaviour in the processes of building a global climate change institution. His publications include ‘Exploring Hegemonic Responses to the Rising Powers: the Unity States’ Strategy for the Rise of China and India’ (Prospect Quarterly, 2011); ‘Reviewing Hegemonic Governance: Loss of Power and the Erosion of Authority’ (Wenti Yu Yanjiu, 2010); and ‘The Designation and Power Relationships of International Actors’ (Chinese Political Science Review, 2009).