“U.S. Policy Toward Taiwan” lecture by T.Y. Wang (CTS Visiting Scholars Lecture Series)

February 11, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
South Hall 1430
South Hall
University of California, Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, CA 93117
Raelynn Moy
T.Y. Wang (Illinois State University)
T.Y. Wang (Illinois State University)

T.Y.  Wang will be presenting the second of his two lectures, “U.S. Policy toward Taiwan,” which aims to examine the United States’ policy on the Taiwan issue. The lecture will focus on the following research questions: Why is U.S. policy on the Taiwan issue characterized as “strategic ambiguity”?  What is the theoretical basis of “strategic ambiguity”?  What are the implications of recent developments in cross-Strait relations to this policy? Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in Political Science from State University of New York at Buffalo and is a Professor in the Department of Politics and Government, Illinois State University. He is also the Co-Editor South-East Asia of Journal of Asian and African Studies.