The Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) welcomed Dr Ming-chin Monique Chu , Lecturer in Chinese Politics at the University of Southampton, to deliver the latest in the departmental seminar series on the theme of  ‘Problematic Sovereignty on China’s Periphery: Taiwan as a ‘Contested State’ . Dr Chu presented on her current project which draws insights from the revisionist IR literature on sovereignty to develop an innovative analytical framework for the empirical study of the phenomena of problematic sovereignty on China’s periphery, with reference to the case of Taiwan since 1971. 

Dr Mark Goodwin, convenor of the POLSIS departmental seminar series commented, “We were delighted to be able to welcome Dr Chu to speak as part of the POLSIS seminar series. Her presentation focused on the case of Taiwan, whose status as a ‘contested state’ raises many interesting questions about how sovereignty ought to be understood and the difficulties faced by China in managing regions where its sovereignty is challenged such as Taiwan, Tibet and Hong Kong.  The seminars provide a forum for leading academics to present up-to-the-minute contemporary research and work in progress to Birmingham scholars, and also bring students into contact with the most respected academics in their fields of study”

Recorded: Wednesday 24 January 2018 (15:00-16:30)

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