Chinese Studies public lecture

January 30, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319) Add to Calendar

Friday, Jan 30, 12:00 noon

Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319)

“Taiwan’s Recent ‘Nine-in-One’ Election”

Bill Sharp, Hawaii Pacific University

My presentation will focus on the exciting November 2014 “9 in 1” election in Taiwan, which determined the occupants of 11,130 local level political offices. I will examine the reasons that the Nationalist Party suffered such a humiliating defeat. Special attention will be given to the possible impact of the 9 in 1 election on the upcoming 2016 presidential and legislative elections. Will a credible third force evolve in Taiwan politics? Challenges abound for all entities: recently elected Taipei mayor Ko Wen-je, the Democratic Progressive Party, the Nationalist Party, China, and the U.S.

About the Speaker: Bill Sharp has taught classes about Taiwan, China, Japan, and the Koreas at HPU. During Summer Session I, 2014, he taught "Contemporary Taiwan" at UH, Manoa. He wrote "Look East" for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin from 2005 to 2009 and then hosted Asia in Review from 2009 to 2012. His book Random Views of Asia from the Mid-Pacific was published by Savant in 2012.

Books will be available for purchase at the event from the UH Bookstore.

Event Sponsor
Center for Chinese Studies and Confucius Institute at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Mānoa Campus

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