Taiwan: Living under the Shadow of China

Taiwan: Living under the Shadow of China

September 28,

5-6 pm, Pacific time


  • Ever since its establishment, Taiwan has faced an existential threat. The People’s Republic of China believes that Taiwan is a part of China and now wields enough power to credibly threaten to take Taiwan by force.

    A conflict would be catastrophic for the island nation – a vibrant, technologically-sophisticated democracy – and could trigger a major conflict involving the great powers in the region, China and the United States.

    To learn more about what is at stake, how Taiwanese view the existential threats to its sovereignty, and what the future may hold, please join us for a timely and important discussion with Dr. Pan, a leading scholar of international relations in East Asia.



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  • Professor Hsin Hsin Pan, Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan.

    Professor Pan is an assistant professor of Sociology at Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan. She was also Taiwan Scholar at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC.

    Her research interests focus on public opinion on war and peace in East Asia, political sociology, and experimental survey methods. She has published numerous articles, including in Pacific Affairs, Sage Open, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Democratization, and Global Asia.