The Democratic Progressive Party’s victory in Taiwan’s 2016 presidential and legislative elections marked the third peaceful transition of power between political parties during Taiwan’s democratic era. Tsai Ing-wen’s election also gave Taiwan its first female president. She has faced many challenges along the way while pursuing an ambitious agenda of domestic and foreign policy reforms, including an increasingly powerful and hostile China and a more supportive but less predictable United States. FPRI is pleased to present Jacques deLisle Russel Hsiao, June Teufel Dreyer, and Vincent Wang on their newly released book, Taiwan in the Era of Tsai Ing-wen: Changes and Challenges.
Russell Hsiao is the Executive Director of the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) and Editor-in-Chief of the Global Taiwan Brief. He is also currently a Penn Kemble Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy and an Adjunct Fellow at Pacific Forum.
June Teufel Dreyeris a Senior Fellow in the Asia Program at FPRI and Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. Formerly senior Far East Specialist at the Library of Congress, she has also served as Asia policy advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations and as commissioner of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Dr. Dreyer received her Bachelor’s degree from Wellesley and M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. Dr. Dreyer is the author of China’s Political System: Modernization and Tradition currently is in its tenth edition, as well as Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun: Sino-Japanese Relations Past and Present, which was honored with the Japan Institute for National Fundamentals award for the best book of the year on Japan. Dr. Dreyer has lectured widely in international fora, received numerous teaching awards, and serves on the board of editors of Orbis and the Journal of Contemporary China.
Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang, a Senior Fellow in the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, is Dean and Professor of Political Science at Adelphi University. Wang formerly served as Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College. He was formerly a Professor of Political Science and Chairman of the Department at the University of Richmond, specializing in international political economy and Asian studies. He has been a Visiting Professor or Fellow at National Chengchi University (Taipei), National Sun-Yat-sen University (Kaohsiung, Taiwan), El Colegio de Mexico, and Institute for Far Eastern Studies, Kyungnam University (Seoul, South Korea). His latest and forthcoming publications cover the China-India rivalry, the rise of China, and China-Taiwan relations.
Jacques deLisle is Director of FPRI’s Asia Program, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in Chinese politics and legal reform, U.S-China relations, cross-strait relations, and China’s engagement with the international legal order.
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June Teufel Dreyer - June Teufel Dreyer, a Senior Fellow in the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, is Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.
Jacques deLisle - Jacques deLisle is the Chair of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is also the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania.