China’s Rise and the U.S. ‘Rebalance’ Toward Asia: A Taiwanese Perspective


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When: Jul 9 2013 - 12:00pm until Jul 9 2013 - 1:00pm
Where: John A. Burns Hall, East-West Center Honolulu, JAB 3012

Dr. Soong will discuss Taiwan’s views of the rise of China, its implications for security in East Asia, the U.S. “return” to Asia, and confrontation and rivalry between the two Asia-Pacific powers.

Hseik-Wen Soong is a Professor in the Institute of Strategic and International Affairs (ISIA) at National Chung-Cheng University, where he also serves as the director of the Center of National Security Studies (CNSS). His professional interests include International Relations Theory, Public Management, Global Governance and Research Methods. Prof. Soong is also the founder of the ISIA and served as its first director from Aug. 2006 to Jul. 2012. In 2007, he participated in the establishment of the Association of International Relations (AIR) in Taiwan and was its secretary-general from August 2008 to December 2011. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Name: Denny Roy
Phone: 944-7244
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