Wednesday, October 27, 2010

EAL Lecture: Flexible Diplomacy of Taiwan and Its Relation to Cross-Strait Reconciliation

Speaker: Dr. Francis Tsu-ching Hu (胡祖慶), Department of Political Science, Tung Hai University, Taiwan

Discussants: Dr. Victor Falkenheim and Dr. Helen Wu

1:00-3:00pm, Monday, November 15, 2010
Current Periodical Area, Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, University of Toronto
Rm. 8049, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, Toronto

Free admission. Limited seats available, therefore please RSVP to Lucy Gan by email ( or by phone at 416-978-1025.

Dr. Francis Tsu-ching Hu is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan. In June 2005, he was elected a deputy of the National Assembly (國民大會代表) and has since 2006 served as one of the twenty-one members of the Referendum Committee of the Executive Yuan (行政院公民投票審議委員). He has paid many trips to mainland China as a member of the People First Party (親民黨) delegation. His major fields of research include comparative politics, cross-Strait relations, and party coalition. His representative books published in Taiwan include Bijiao Zhengfu yu Zhengzhi《比較政府與政治(Comparative Government and Politics) and Zhengdang Hezuo yu Jiemeng《政黨合作與結盟(Cooperation and Coalition between Political Parties). James Soong (宋楚瑜) and Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) both wrote prefaces for Zhengdang Hezuo yu Jiemeng.

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