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02/21/2024 - 11:00 - 12:30

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Professor Shin Kawashima’s Lecture “TAIWAN ELECTION RESULTS AND XI JINPING`S TAIWAN POLICY” (For Asian Studies and IR students at TLU)

Moderator: Dr. Terry McDonald (TLU School of Governance, Law and Society)

  • 11:00-11:15 Introductory remarks (Head of the Asian Studies Department, Dr. Helen Gershman; Founding Head of the ROLES Prof. Satoshi Ikeuchi)
  • 11:15-11:45 Professor Shin Kawashima “Taiwan Election Results and Xi Jinping" Taiwan Policy”
  • 11:45-12:00 ICDS Japan Chair Dr. Elena Atanassova-Cornelis´s" comments and discussion 12:00-12:30 Q&A (audience)

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Shin Kawashima is the professor of the Department of International Relations, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the University of Tokyo. He earned his Literature from Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the University of Tokyo in 2000. He was an associate professor at Hokkaido University (1998-2006) and at the University of Tokyo (2006-2015), and then as professor in 2015. He is also an executive director of the Nakasone Peace Institute.

He was engaged in education and research at Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica (Taipei), Beijing Center for Japanese Studies, Peking University, National Chengchi University (Taipei), and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

His research covers Chinese/Taiwanese diplomatic history and the contemporary international relations in East Asia. His first book, Formation of Chinese Modern Diplomacy (2004), was awarded the Suntory Academic Prize in 2004. He, among others, authored Frontier of China (Iwanami Shoten, 2017), Japan–China Relations in the Modern Era, (co-authored, Routledge, 2017), 20th century East Asia : a new history (co-authored, University of Tokyo Press, 2020), Emerging countries after Covid-19 (co-authored, University of Tokyo Press, 2021), Xi Jinping’s China (co-authored, University of Tokyo Press, 2022), Japan-China Relations, 2001-2022 (co-authored, University of Tokyo Press, 2023) and so on.

He received Foreign Minister’s Award in 2023.

Selected recent publications and commentaries in English