The Impact of the Trump Administration on US-Taiwan Relations

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During the election campaign and in his inaugural address, Donald Trump declared that he would make American interests and national security the top priorities in all foreign policy decisions. While some Americans expressed dismay at such statements, the new president’s comments align with the view of some international relations scholars that all states care only about their own self-interests and their survival in an anarchical world. It is within this context that Dr. Hung-jen Wang of National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan will assess the potential impact of Trump administration policies on future U.S.-Taiwan relations, taking into account the critical factor of evolving U.S.-China relations.

WHAT: A seminar on the Trump administration’s impact on U.S.-Taiwan relations in the context of “America First” policies.
WHERE: The Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, 8th Floor, Washington DC, 20036
WHEN: Monday, September 18, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
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Dr. Hung-jen Wang, Assistant Professor of Political Science at National Cheng Kung University

Hung-jen Wang received his MA in International Security from the Josef Korbel School at the University of Denver and his PhD in International Politics from the ERCCT/Political Science department at the University of Tübingen, Germany. His research interests focus mainly on Sino-US relations, Chinese foreign policy, and the cross-Taiwan Strait relations. Wang is the author of the book The Rise of China and Chinese International Relations Scholarship (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013). He has been published in a variety of journals, including “Traditional Empire-Modern State Hybridity: Chinese Tianxia and Westphalian Anarchy,” in Global Constitutionalism (July 2017), “Mainland China’s Unilateral Peace Diplomacy and Relationality Model: Is Xi Jinping Articulating a New Strategy, or Just Playing Hu Jintao’s Same Old Tune?” in Mainland China Studies (September 2017), and “Contextualising China’s Call for Discourse Power in International Politics,” in China: An International Journal (December 2015). Wang is the author of “How Chinese IR Scholars are Addressing Asia’s Current Power Transition,” in David Walton and Emilian Kavalski eds., Power Transition in Asia (Routledge 2017), and “Subjective Knowledge Foundation of the Cross-Taiwan Straits International Peace Discourse,” in Bart Dessein ed., Interpreting China as a Regional and Global Power (Palgrave 2014).


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