A Japanese Perspective of Cross-Strait Relations with Dr. Yasuhiro Matsuda


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Asia-Pacific Security Seminar

When: Dec 16 2008 (All day)
Where: Washington, D.C.: The East-West Center in Washington Conference Room, 12:30- 2:00PM

The dispute between the People's Republic of China and Taiwan remains a potential source of conflict in the Asia-Pacific, but its dynamics also continue to shift. Democratic politics in Taiwan, U.S.-China and U.S.-Taiwan relations, and the wider regional context shape management of the dispute. Cross-strait relations also have important implications for great power relations and the U.S.-Japan alliance. Dr. Yasuhiro Matsuda will discuss the security, political, and economic issues currently at play in cross-strait relations, including the implications for the U.S.-Japan alliance.

Tuesday, December 16
12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Luncheon will be served at 12:30 P.M.

East-West Center in Washington
1819 L Street NW, Washington, D.C., 2nd Floor Conference Room
This event is free and open to the public. 

Please RSVP by Friday, December 12
to Alison Hazell by email ([email protected]stcenter.org), fax (202) 293-1402, or telephone (202) 327-9752. Please include your name, title, organization, address, phone number, email, and country of citizenship. All personal information is for East-West Center use ONLY and is not circulated. Please note that seating for this event is limited.

Dr. Yasuhiro Matsuda is associate professor of the Institute of Oriental Culture at the University of Tokyo. He specializes in the political and diplomatic history of Asia, politics and external relations in the PRC and Taiwan, and cross-strait relations. From 1992 to 2008, he was an assistant research fellow and a senior research fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies, a division of the Japanese Ministry of Defense. Dr. Matsuda has been a visiting research fellow at numerous institutions, including the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong (1994-96), the Henry L. Stimson Center in Washington, DC (2000), the Division of Strategic and International Studies of the Taiwan Research Institute in Taipei (2001), and the Center for Japanese Studies of Fudan University in Shanghai (2007). Dr. Matsuda is the author of numerous publications in English and Japanese.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Alison Hazell
Phone: 202.327.9752