The Political Economy of Global Taiwan
This course explores the place of Taiwan the new global economy from historical, comparative, and international relations perspectives. Taiwan sits at the intersection of a critical global conflict between the US and China. It is one of the world’s largest economies, despite a population less than Canada’s. Taiwan is a celebrated case of democratic transition in Asia. And yet Taiwan remains a place of great uncertainty, confronted with key challenges in identity, international participation, democratic consolidation and continued economic development. This course, to feature visiting seminar leaders from the US and Taiwan, will examine the “global” through the lens of Taiwan. (Given by the Department of Political Science and the Contemporary Asian Studies Program)
Format and Requirements
One two-hour seminar per week. Course requirements TBA.