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Feb. 18: “Taiwan’s 2016 Elections: Retrospect and Prospect”

February 5, 2016

Taiwan’s January 2016 election resulted in an overwhelming victory for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), winning both the presidency and control of the legislative yuan for the first time.  The election itself also catalyzed the emergence of new political movements, taking the form of the New Power Party, and votes were affected by heavy handed Chinese pressure on a teenage Taiwan pop singer.   How will these developments shape Taiwan’s future?  How will Taiwan’s economy fare under DPP administration?  How are the People’s Republic of China and the US likely to react and respond to the new situation on Taiwan?  This panel will examine these and others, both in presentations and in conversation with the audience.

Thursday, February 18, 2016
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Kane Hall, Walker Ames Room (225)
University of Washington


David Bachman, the Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies, Henry M. Jackson School for International Studies, UW
The US-China-Taiwan Triangle after the Taiwan Election
Gary Hamilton, Professor, International Studies, the Henry M. Jackson Professor of International Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW.
Taiwan’s Role in the Making of the New Global Economy.
Jeff Hou, Professor and Chair, Landscape Architecture, UW.
Third Forces” Politics in Taiwan’s 2016 Election
Stevan Harrell, Professor of Anthropology and Professor of Environmental and Forest Sciences, UW.
The Meanings of Chou Tzu-yu’s Apology” from “Zhou Tzu-yu‘”
This event is sponsored by the East Asia Center at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.