• The Third Xi Jinping Administration's Domestic and Foreign Policy and the Taiwan Problem

    SPF Community Conversation Series - 30 September, 12:30 (Sasebo)

    Graphic of the Sasebo Xi Jinping event flyer

    YCAPS and The Sasakawa Peace Foundation are thrilled to announce our next event in Sasebo. This event will feature Dr. Shin Kawashima, who will lead us in a discussion about the Third Xi Jinping Administration's domestic and foreign policy as well as the Taiwan problem.


    This seminar will illustrate the domestic and foreign challenges that the Xi Jinping administration is faced with , and its policy for Taiwan. The Xi Jinping administration has enough power to control the central committee of the CCP and the central government, however it is faced with silent “resistance” of the society at present. Under such a situation, could the Xi Jinping administration attack Taiwan by force as the spout of domestic “dissatisfaction” ?


    All are welcome and free food and refreshments will be provided.


    Please use this link to register for the event.



    • 12:30-13:15 - Welcome Reception(food & drinks) Feel free to show up anytime during the reception.
    • 13:15-14:30 - Seminar and Q&A
    • 14:30-15:00 - Optional Casual Networking and chatting/wrap up



    Machinaka Community Center: Conference Room

    5-5 Tokiwacho, Sasebo, Nagasaki 857-0053

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    Shin Kawashima is a professor of the Department of International Relations, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the University of Tokyo. He teaches the history of international relations in East Asia at Komaba Campus. He also holds the post of the Executive Director of Research of Nakasone Peace Institute, a Senior Fellow of JFIR, a Senior Fellow of National Security Agency, an associate member of Science Council of Japan, advisory member of the Committee for the Promotion of the Declassification of Diplomatic Records, Ministry Foreign Affairs, member of The Advisory Panel on Communications Concerning Territorial Integrity, the Office of Policy Planning and Coordination on Territory and Sovereignty, editor of nippon.com, and editor of GAIKO (diplomacy), and an academic adviser (the Young Forum) of Mt. Fuji Dialogue.


    He was educated at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (B.A.1992) and the University of Tokyo (Oriental history, M.A., 1992 and Ph.D, 2000). He taught at Hokkaido University’s Department of Politics, Faculty of Law during 1998-2006 before moving to the University of Tokyo in 2006. He served as a visiting scholar at the Academia Sinica in Taipei (Institute of Modern History, 1995-96), the Beijing Center for Japanese Studies (vice director, 2000-2001, 2010, 2015-16), National Chengchi University in Taipei (department of history, 2005-06) and Beijing University (department of history, 2005), and Awarded Japan Scholar at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2009). He has studied Chinese diplomatic history based on Chinese diplomatic archives and recently started a study on the history of radio in East Asia. His first book, the Formation of Chinese Modern Diplomacy (Nagoya University Press, 2004), was awarded the Suntory Academic Prize in 2004.


    Event Cost: Free of charge

    Location: Machinaka Community Center Conference Room: 5-5 Tokiwacho, Sasebo, Nagasaki 857-0053

    Google Maps: Here

    Moderator: Jeff Mazziotta

    Registration: Optional via this link.






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