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A speaker at the Taiwan Conference gives a presentation.

Taiwan Conference

For more than 20 years, the Taiwan Studies Program has hosted our country's premier annual conference on Taiwan and fostered enduring relationships with academic and government institutions in the island nation.

The Taiwan Studies Program, with the longstanding support of the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), brings together internationally renowned scholars for its annual Taiwan Conference, the most enduring and substantial event of its kind in the U.S.  In addition, the program sponsors colloquia, visiting scholars and artists, cultural events and student research.

Our program encourages undergraduate student exchanges, which gives our students a greater understanding of the geography, culture, politics and economics of Taiwan and Asia. We also stay in touch with our Taiwanese alumni, many of whom have gone on to high-ranking positions in government and business in Taiwan.

Year Topic

 2015

 Taiwan and the China Seas

 2014

 Prospects and Challenges for Trade Diplomacy

 2013

 The Pivot of East Asia

 2012

 Building National Security for the Republic of China

 2011

 E.C.F.A.: A New Regional Paradigm

 2010

 Taiwan at the Center

 2010

 The Cultural Flow Between Taiwan and Japan

 2009

 Thirty Years After the Taiwan Relations Act

 2009

 Origins and Consequences of the Electoral Reform,
cohosted by Center for China Studies, College of Social Science, National Taiwan University

 2008

 Charismatic Modernity: Popular Culture in Taiwan

 2008

 Taiwan's Religion, Political Process, and Civil Society

2007

The Politics of Taiwanese Business-People in Mainland China