ASIA MEDIA IS HAPPY TO PASS ON TO YOU THIS INVITATION FROM OUR HARD-WORKING COLLEAGUES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:

“USC’s East Asian Studies Center invites you to our upcoming event entitled Taiwan in the World on March 3, 2014:
Taiwan in the World
Monday | March 3 | 1:00-5:00 PM | Ahn House (AHN)
Graduate Mentoring Workshop with West Coast Asian International Relations Specialists

This conference brings together International Relations specialists from schools along the West Coast with USC graduate students in Political Science and International Relations to discuss and present on issues related to Taiwan and its place in the world. Topics include Taiwan-China relations, economic relations and territorial disputes.

Please be sure to RSVP ONLINE before the week of the event.

SCHEDULE

1:00-2:30: Session 1 – Taiwan-China Relations and Chinese Foreign Policy

Presenters
>Gloria Koo, PhD Student, USC POIR – “Economic Hierarchy in East Asia: A Closer Look at the Dominance of the US Dollar in the Region”
>Julian Wang, Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow, USC EASC – “Culture Matters: The Covenant of Chanyuan as a CBM in Song-Liao Relations”
>Chin-hao Huang, PhD Student, USC POIR – “Cautious Compliance: Theory and a Case Study on China’s Socialization Processes and Conventional Arms Control”

Discussants
>Tai Ming Cheung, Associate Professor, UC San Diego International Relations and Pacific Studies
>David Kang, Professor, USC International Relations and Business
>Dorothy Solinger, Professor, UC Irvine Political Science

2:45-4:15: Session 2 – Territorial Disputes and Economic Relations
Presenters
>Meredith Shaw, PhD Student, USC POIR – “The Starting Power of Water: Fuzzy Maritime Borders and Great-Power Rivalry in the Asia Pacific”
>Jeremiah Dost, PhD Student, USC POIR – “Solutions without resolutions: East Asian territorial disputes across dictatorship and democracy”
>Jiun Bang, PhD Student, USC POIR – “The ‘Good’ Kind of Name-Calling: China’s Lexicography of Bilateral Relations”

Discussants
>Thomas Bernstein, Professor Emeritus, Columbia Political Science
>Philip Lipscy, Assistant Professor, Stanford Political Science
>Dan Lynch, Associate Professor, USC International Relations

4:30-5:00: Session 3 – Discussant Roundtable: East Asian International Relations & Future Collaboration Among West Coast IR Scholars

Parking
Street parking is available on Jefferson Blvd. and Hoover St. to the north of USC campus. $10 parking is available in Parking Structure 2 (PS2) on the corner of Exposition Blvd. and Flower St. near the south-east corner of campus. Please allow at least 10 minutes to walk from the parking structure to Leavey Library.”