CTS Visiting Scholars Lecture Series: Yuan-kang Wang

Event Date: 

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Event Location: 

  • South Hall 1430

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Yuan-kang Wang will present the first of his two lectures, “Taiwan and the United States,” which aims to examine Taiwan’s role in U.S. foreign policy since the onset of the Cold War. The lecture will discuss U.S. policy toward Taiwan during the Korean War, Taiwan Strait Crises of 1954-55 and 1958, President Nixon’s rapprochement with China, Taiwan Relations Act, the policy of strategic ambiguity, Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1995-96, and U.S. arms sales. Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University. He specializes in international relations, historical China, Taiwan security, and U.S.-China relations. His research examines the nexus between international relations theory and historical China. His book, Harmony and War: Confucian Culture and Chinese Power Politics, was published by Columbia University Press.