Newsletter Winter 2009- Spring 2010                

American Association for Chinese Studies

52nd Annual Conference at

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

October 15-17, 2010


We invite proposals for panels, roundtables, and papers concerning China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Chinese Diaspora for the 52nd Annual Conference of the AACS, hosted by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem North Carolina.


The American Association for Chinese Studies is an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study of China. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome. Membership in AACS is required for participation in the Annual Meeting, and non-members are welcome to submit proposals, join the Association and participate in the Annual Meeting. We encourage submissions from graduate students as well as junior and senior scholars, and overseas participants.


The program committee prefers proposals for complete panels (a chair, 2-3 papers, and 1-2 discussants) and roundtables (a chair and 3-4 other participants). The committee also welcomes proposals for individual papers and will attempt to place them on appropriate panels.  Panels and roundtables concerning special events or topics of broad significance are especially welcome.  Overall, our goal is to construct a balanced program, including panels representing the humanities, social sciences, education and business-related disciplines.


Members of the program committee include Shelley Rigger, Wei-Chin Lee, Woo Thye Wing and Chia-Lin Tao. Proposals should include the names and roles of panel/roundtable participants, contact information, paper topics and short abstracts. Please send your proposal, preferably by e-mail, to Professor Rigger at Make sure to include complete contact information (address, telephone number, and e-mail). The deadline for proposals is May 7, 2010. Scholars submitting proposals by this deadline will be notified about their inclusion in the program by June 18th.






Greetings Messages

From AACS President

  Paul Tai

Its campus sits against Lake Virginia whose blue water gently laps at the willows-lined banks. Its red-roofed buildings, in classical style, stand on spacious manicured green lawns.  Our host institution, Rollins College of Winter Park, Florida, provided a stunningly beautiful setting for the AACS’ 51st annual meeting on October 16-18, 2009. And it seemed the whole college administration, from President Lewis Duncan, Provost Roger Casey, to Dean Laurie Joyner, all turned out to offer felicitations and to host several receptions.  Ilan Alon, Chair of Department of International Business, was in charge of physical arrangement of the conference.  With contagious enthusiasm and meticulous attention to details, he made sure the conference went on smoothly, registering one of the largest audiences in recent memory.  

A total of 32 panels, assembled by the program committee consisting of Jerry McBeath (Chair), Shelley Rigger, and Robert Sutter, were presented; they featured a proper balance among academic disciplines in Social Sciences and Humanities. Two keynote speeches--one by Jay Taylor on his pioneering work on Chiang Kai-shek and the other by David Ahlstrom on China’s impact on global business—and a concert performance were other highlights of the three-day event.  

The Board of Directors, covering more ground this year than previously, made a number of decisions concerning the organization’s future.  These included membership drive, restructuring membership dues and conference registration fees, election of nine board members, development of policy on AACS awards, and appointment of a program committee for 2010. The Board also decided to hold AACS’ 2010 annual meeting at Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina on October 15-17.

As the Association has marched beyond its first fifty years of existence with great accomplishment, let’s hope we advance to the second fifty years with even a greater success.

See you all at Wake Forest in October 2010.

                                                                                                                                                                            Paul H. Tai

                                                                                                                                                                            AACS President



Major Resolutions from the AACS Board of Directors

1.      The following nine board members were re-elected for another 3-year term from January 2010 to December 31, 2012. ;

Chung Fang Chang                      Cal Clark                                                         
 Richard Chu                            Jacques deLisle                                                    
 Wei-Chin Lee                             Chia-Lin Tao

Shelley Rigger                             Vincent Wang    

Wing Thy Woo

The following three people were elected as the new board members for a three-year term from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012.

      Yu-Shan Wu, Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica in Taiwan

Jenn-hwan Wang, Institute of Development Studies, National Cheng chi University in Taiwan

Ilan Alon at the Rollins College. `

2.      On re-structuring the membership dues, the following resolution was voted and passed by the board;

No change on the life / student membership dues. But, regular membership due will be raised to $ 60.00; institutional members will be raised to $100 per year. And joint membership dues will be raised to $ 80.00 and retiree membership dues will be raised to $ 40.00 beginning from 2010.

The change on the conference registration fee is listed below;

Changing annual conference registration fees approved by the board;




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Report from the Secretariat Office

          2009 is a year of rewarding for the AACS. In spite of the financial tsunami, the AACS has reached a record high of its paid-due members. The phenomenal growth of active members in all disciplines from all over the world showed the significant achievements made by its members and the fascinating dynamics for the progressive organization.

          Our annual conference hosted by the Rollins College in Orlando area attracted more than 120 participants from more than 22 states in the U.S., 6 to 8 foreign countries including those from the Europe, Canada, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The conference program under the directorship of Professor Jerry McBeath and all other members of the program committees well balanced in all disciplines and covered many important and timely topics. The hospitality made by our host institution, the Rolling College and managed by Professor Ilan Alon, was typical southern hospitality in America as many conference participants could tell. The quality of our conference papers has been substantially improved and many of them were posted at the AACS website after the conference. It could not have been better for me to know that a decent publisher had expressed its interest in publishing our conference papers in books. I would like to take this opportunity to all of you who had contributed to the great success for this year’s conference.

        We are looking forward to the next conference to be host by the Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Please mark off your calendar and submit your paper abstract to the Program Chair, Professor Shelley Riggers, before the deadline on May 7. Meanwhile, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the Secretariat Office if I could provide you with any further service.

        Happy Holidays and Have a Prosperous and Productive year in 2010



                                                            Sincerely yours,


                                                                                Peter C.Y. Chow

                                                                                                                                Executive Director



From the Managing Editor of the American Journal for Chinese Studies

This year the American Journal of Chinese Studies published a Special Issue commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the American Association for Chinese Studies.

This Special Issue was in addition to our two regular issues and was funded by a grant from the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.  We very much appreciate this support.

The number is submissions is steady and increasing, especially from authors living overseas.  I believe the AJCS is more widely read that we realize.  This summer I received a reprint request from Joshua Eisenman who published “Letter from Kashgar: China’s Wild West.”  The article was written when Mr. Eisenman was Assistant Director for Chinese Studies at the Nixon Center.  The Carnegie Council’s online magazine had requested permission from the author to reprint the article.  Permission to reprint was, of course, given.  I consider it a professional courtesy to extend to our authors as well as a means to expand awareness of the journal.

The strength of the AJCS is measured in part by the number of people reading the journal.  I request all members to ask their respective libraries to subscribe to the AJCS.  This is an important way to build awareness of The American Association for Chinese Studies.

In summary, this was an excellent year for the AJCS and the Association.


                                                                            Thomas J. Bellows, Ph.D.                      

                                                                            Editor, American Journal of Chinese Studies



Highlight of the 51st Annual Conference of the AACS

Ilan Alon introduced the panelists


 Distinguished panelists at the sessions on the “Origins and the Evolving Importance of the Taiwan Relations Act” 


Confucius said, “Isn’t it a pleasure to have friends coming from far away to attend the AACS conference?”



AACS recognized Ambassador Kenneth K.M. Liao from Taiwan 

The AACS Board of Directors passed a resolution to recognize Ambassador Kenneth K.M. Liao, Director General of the Taipei Cultural and Economic Office in New York for his contributions in assisting the organization to promote Chinese studies and the cultural interflows between the U.S. and the Republic of China on Taiwan. 

On behalf of the AACS, Peter Chow presented a plaque signed by President Paul Tai to Ambassador Liao with the presence of Grace Chang, section director of TECO office in New York.




Reflections from Conference Participants

 "The attendance of mine at the AACS Annual Conference held at Rollins College in Orlando in 2009 was the first time I personally took part in the AACS programs.  Before my participation, I had been told by many China-studies experts that this organization has become a very successful and important China-studies association in the academic field due to its unique history. Founded in 1959, the AACS has unceasingly dedicated itself to promote every area of Chinese studies. In fact, during the conference, the more I attended the panels and the deeper I experienced the social events, the more I came to understand that the AACS is actually not only an academic association, but also a global platform for anyone interested in Chinese subjects to share their own Chinese experience and vision. These valuable functions highly rely on a trust in the reputation of the AACS, which has been earned by the long-term efforts of the core faculty of the AACS. I am very proud to have attended the 2009 AACS conference and, therefore, sincerely wish that legacy can extended further into the future".

                                                                            Yi-Chun Lin (Scott)
                                                                            Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


“I benefited a lot from the 51st Anniversary Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies both for my research and for getting to know people who share similar interests.  The conference set up a wide range of interesting topics on Chinese studies and invited many experts from diverse disciplines such as political science and economics.  This strategy let scholars in different disciplines but with similar concerns have opportunities to exchange their thoughts and refine their research.  The sessions I attended were most about (Asian) political economy. Chairs, panelists, discussants, and audience were all very enthusiastic to provide their own opinions. For my own paper in the panel of “Money Matters in China and Taiwan,” my chair, discussant and audience who attended the panel gave me very useful comments and encouragement. Besides, I also met many important China experts, had the chance to discuss my research with them, and established the channel of contact with them. Without this conference, I could not have done the same.  I really appreciate the AACS and the Rollins College for organizing this conference so well.  I also appreciate the AACS offer me the travel grant.  It was a very wonderful experience in my academic life”.


                                                                            Hsiao-chuan Liao (Mandy)

                                                                            University of South Carolina


“China study has increasingly developed and expanded in the field of international relations and comparative politics studies nowadays. 2009 AACS annual meeting in Orlando, Florida provides all the scholars in this field a good chance to exchange their academic results and personal experience. Being a graduate school student in the United States, I believe this conference provides the best chance for us to obtain relative knowledge and to build up social network. Additionally, the feedback for my presentation also strengthen my research interest. I really appreciate Dr. Peter Chow and all staffs who make this conference successful. I am more willing to attend this conference next year”. 


                                                                                Charles C.H. Wu
                                                                                University of South Carolina


Information for the 52nd Annual Conference in Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Greetings Message from the Host

Dear AACS members,


As the local coordinator, I would like to welcome you to come to Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, on October 15-17, 2010, for the annual AACS meeting.  Founded in 1834, Wake Forest is a private, collegiate university with a student body of less than 5,000 undergraduate students.  Constantly ranked among the nation’s top universities, Wake Forest University takes pride in our commitment and diversity in teaching and research. Hosting the annual AACS conference would affirm our educational mission and reinforce our commitment to strengthen our campus as a nexus for thinkers, scholars, students, and practitioners from different disciplines, ultimately enriching our understanding of the field of Chinese Studies. 


Winston Salem is situated between Charlotte and Raleigh, and within a 5 to 6-hour driving distance to Washington, DC and Atlanta. The city is also surrounded by towns known for their specialties and unique features. One can try the famous barbeque in Lexington, tour world-class furniture markets in High Point, visit the hometown of the Andy Griffith Show’s “Mayberry” in Mount Airy, and marvel at the grandeur of Asheville’s Biltmore House. Within Winston Salem itself, there are also various places to visit, such as Old Salem, a historical Moravian community, and numerous local vineyards for wine-tasting. We look forward to seeing you here and are anxious to listen to your fresh ideas and impeccable studies.  With your participation, I am confident that we will have a fulfilling and productive meeting next year.  If you have any comments or suggestions about the meeting, please feel free to contact me.



                                                                                                                                                    Wei-chin Lee, Professor of Political Science

                                                                                                                                                    Wake Forest University



Local airport Information and transportation

              Piedmont International Airport ( is located between Greensboro and Winston-Salem, North Carolina (airport code: GSO, or usingGreensboro, NC” for your airfare search).  The airport is 30 miles away from the downtown hotel and serves several airlines: United, Northwest, US Airways, Continental, Delta, Allegiant, American Airline.  If you are looking for some bargain tickets, RDU (Raleigh-Durham airport) airport is under 2 hours away and Charlotte airport is about 1 ½ hours away.  However, you may need to rent a car to come to Winston-Salem. 

              The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center offers shuttle service to and from the airport if it is prearranged at least one week prior.  The charge is $55.00 per trip and the van can accommodate 6 people per trip. Please make hotel shuttle arrangements with your reservationist upon making reservations.  You can also take a taxi ($51, a fixed rate for one or two passengers per trip and an additional $3 for the third passenger, one way, 2009 rate) or use the shuttle service ($35 per person, hourly service, 2009 rate) on the airport’s ground floor/baggage claim area. Taxi and shuttle services are provided by Central Piedmont Transportation (Tel: 336-668-9808 or 1-877-796-5466).


Hotel accommodations for the 2010 Meeting 

The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center (420 High St., Winston-Salem, NC  27101. Tel: 336-777-3000 / Fax: 336-777-3282) has 50 rooms (double bed or King size, non-smoking rooms) prepared for conference participants in the 2010 meeting, Oct. 15-17.  The hotel offers free high speed internet and free well-equipped Fitness Center.  The hotel website offers directional maps, along with other visitor information. 

The hotel will honor reservations at the group/convention rate until the cut-off date, Thursday, September 9, 2010.  Reservations received after the cut-off date are not guaranteed the convention rate and will be honored on a space available basis only.  The hotel will also honor the room rate 4 days pre- and post- conference dates.  These rates are exclusive of state and local tax, which is currently 13.75%.  This rate does include complimentary hot breakfast.




Double Non-Smoking

  75.00 + room tax

King Non-Smoking

  75.00 + room tax


Reservations can be made by

-calling toll-free 1-800-972-3774. When calling the reservations department, please state the name of the meeting (American Association for Chinese Studies) in order to receive the quoted convention rate.

-on-line reservation: Go to “Reserve Online” link.  Enter your arrival/departure dates and your group code “26E46X”.  The reservation system will automatically calculate at your discounted group rate.

             The standard cancellation policy for individual guests rooms reserved within a group block is twenty-four (24) hours (by 4pm) prior to scheduled date of arrival. “No Show” guests will be billed one night’s room and tax in accordance with the guarantee given (i.e., deposit, individual credit card, company credit card, Master Account).  Any remaining nights of a “no show” assignment will be cancelled unless we are instructed by you to reinstate the reservation.

         Standard check-in time is 3pm and check-out is 12 pm.  You may inquire with the hotel’s front desk for the arrangement of luggage or other personal belongings before or after the stated check-in or check-out times.


Professional and Academic News for Your Information

Modern Language Association (MLA) Field Bibliography Fellowships

The MLA International Bibliography invites applications for field bibliography fellowships.

Field bibliographers examine scholarly materials and send citations and indexing information to the MLA office for inclusion in the bibliography. Fellowships are for a three-year period, beginning 1 July 2010, and ending 30 June 2013; five to ten fellowships will be awarded annually. The MLA seeks scholars of any level of seniority interested in training as field bibliography fellows and able to deliver 100 citations each year. This opportunity is open to potential as well as existing field bibliographers. The MLA will provide materials and training meetings at the annual convention. Fellows attending training sessions will have their conference registration fees waived. On completion of the fellowship, they will receive a stipend of $500 and a certificate at the awards ceremony during the Presidential Address at the MLA convention. It is hoped that recipients of these fellowships will continue submitting citations throughout their careers.

The deadline for application is April 1, 2010.

The Basic criteria for application are:

1.      MLA membership

2.      MA or Ph.D. in a relevant field

3.      Access to scholarly material for indexing

To apply, send a letter of request including qualifications and reasons for application to the fellowship, and a current resume or c.v. Materials or questions may be addressed to:

Helen Slavin                                                       
MLA International Bibliography

26 Broadway, 3rd Floor 

New York, NY 10004-1789




The Wellington Conference on Contemporary China 2010- China and India: The End of Development Models?

An international Conference to be held at Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand – April 12-13, 2010

Sponsored and organized by The New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre in association with The Asian Studies Institute

We are inviting paper proposals on any aspects of the conference theme and welcome participation of scholars in related disciplines. We will publish selected papers as an edited volume by an international publisher. Those interested to give a paper at the conference shall forward their paper proposals (title and a 150-word abstract, with full contact details) to Professor Xiaoming Huang ( and Professor Sekhar Bandyopadhyay (, co-chairs of the conference organizing committee, no later than 30 January, 2010. Registration details for the conference and acceptance letters will be sent shortly after that. For those who require a formal letter for travel and visa purposes, please send your proposal early and indicate accordingly. We look forward to your participation.

Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

Tel: +64(4) 463-9549






Dear Colleagues and interested Researchers,


STUDIES is honored to announce the First Call for Papers in the 2ND INTERNATIONAL

CONGRESS OF CHINESE STUDIES (Main Theme: Urban Society: Challenges for the Present and Future). We are also inviting delegates to organize a track of papers if they would like to.

The Conference will take place in Shanghai (China), from 28th to 30th June, 2010. We would also ask that this Call for Papers be made available to as many interested people as possible.

For registration and workshop information for this event, please check the following link:

Important Dates

Early registration: 20th March

Registration Deadline: 30th May or during the congress

First call for abstracts: Deadline 10th March

Second call for abstracts: Deadline 20th May

(Later papers will be considered and selected)

Confirmation of admission:

First call: 15th March

Second call: 25th May

Deadline for send definitive papers (for publishing, reviewed by peers): 30 September 2010


Dr. Eduardo Rubio-Ardanaz

Organizing Committee Chair


The 2010 APJAE (Asian-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics) Symposium on International Trade and the China Economy, May 18-20

Organized by Department of Economics and Finance and Research Center for International Economics of City University of Hong Kong, and College of Social Science of National Taiwan University

Keynote Speaker: Professor Chris Milner (University of Nottingham, UK)

Venue: College Studio, College of Business, City University of Hong Kong

Date: May 18, 2010 (Registration)

May 19-20, 2010


The manuscripts should address issues related to international trade and/or the China economy, and must contain original and unpublished research not currently under consideration elsewhere for publication. Selected manuscripts, subject to regular refereeing process, will be published in a special issue of Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics (APJAE). Financial support for travel and lodging may be offered to authors of outstanding submissions at the organizers’ discretion.

Important dates:

·        Manuscripts must reach APJAE’s Hong Kong office by mail or email on or before February 19, 2010

·        Authors will be notified of the organizers’ decision by March 8, 2010

·        Upon acceptance of their papers, authors must confirm their attendance by completing the registration on or before March 15, 2010


·        All presenters (with the exception of the Keynote Speaker) and general participants must register

·        The program and the registration form (including details of payment methods) will be posted on APJAE’s website in late March.

·        Registration fee: US$100 (for 2 lunches, refreshments and general expenses)

Late registration: US$150

·        Deadline: March 15, 2010 for all presenters

·        March 31, 2010 for all general participants

For more information, please visit APJAE website,

For enquiries, please contact APJAE’s Editorial Assistant Charlotte Chen

Fax: (852) 2788 8858


Address: Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong


Members’ Professional Achievements

Thomas J. Bellows at University of Texas at San Antonio had articles on “Meritocracy and the Singapore Political System,” Asian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 17, No. 1, April 2009, 21-44,  A  Routledge Publication; “No Change in Sight: Party Politics and the Legislative Yuan During the Global Economic Crisis,” Asian Program Special Report, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, No. 143, October 2009, 20-27.

Thomas J. Bellows also presented at Panel, “Taiwan and the Global Economic Storm,” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars,  Washington, D.C., March 18, 2009; Triangular Relations: The United States, Taiwan, and China,  Lecture at the Fourth Annual Taiwan and Global Affairs Symposium,  University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, September 17, 2009.


Cal Clark at Auburn University had the following books published: Taiwan at a Turning Point. Baltimore: Maryland Series in Contemporary Asian Studies, School of Law, University of Maryland, 2009, 126 pp (Co-authored with Seyom Brown, Hiroki Takeuchi, and Alexander C. Tan, Eds.); Institutions and Gender Empowerment in the Global Community. London: World Scientific Press, 2008, 309 pp (Co-authored with Kartik C. Roy, Hans C. Blomqvist, and Cal Clark. Eds.). Cal Clark also had the following book chapter published: “Women in Taiwan: The Opportunities and Limits of Socioeconomic and Political Change for Women’s Empowerment,” pp. 605-621  in Joyce Gelb and Marian Lief Palley, Eds., Women and Politics Around the World: A Comparative History and Survey. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2009 (Co-authored with Janet Clark).


Frederick Tse-Shyang Chen at Quinnipiac University organized and chaired a panel on “New Developments in Private International Law in East Asia” at the 88th annual meeting of the American Branch of the International Law Association, October 22-24, 2009,  New York, N.Y. 


Guo-Ming Chen at the University of Rhode Island had the following books: Foundations of intercultural communication (in Chinese). Shanghai: Hua Dong Normal University Press, 2009. Essays on Death and Living (in Chinese). Hong Kong: China Review Academic Publishers, 2009. Interpersonal relationship and communication (in Chinese, co-Authored with Fang, D. F. and  Chang, C. C). Taipei, Taiwan: WuNan, 2009.

Guo-Ming Chen  also had the following journal articles accepted and or published: “Competence theories” in S. Littlejohn & K. Foss (Eds.), Encyclopedia of communication theory. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2009. “Chinese harmony theory” in S. Littlejohn & K. Foss (Eds.), Encyclopedia of communication theory. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2009. “Intercultural communication competence” in S. Littlejohn & K. Foss (Eds.), Encyclopedia of communication theory. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2009. “Beyond the dichotomy of communication studies.” Journal of Asian Communication, 2009, 19(4), 398-411. “Toward an I Ching model of communication.” China Media Research,2009, 5(3), 72-81. “A Chinese model of intercultural leadership competence.” in D. K. Deardorff (Ed.), The SAGE Handbook of intercultural competence (pp. 196-208). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage 2009. “Feeling homesick at home: A dialogue.” China Media Research, 2009, 5(1), 87-94. “Communication competence and moral competence: A Confucian perspective.” Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 2009, 4(1), 61-74

Guo-Ming Chen had also received the 2009 Outstanding Research award, University of Rhode Island, and has become the executive director of International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies.

Guo-Ming Chen had presented: The past, present, and future of intercultural communication competence study. A keynote speech delivered at the annual conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies. Kumamoto, Japan (2009, September). From intercultural adaptation to global leadership. A speech delivered at TECO annual meeting. Boston, MA (2009, September). Developing Chinese communication theories: What and how. A keynote speech delivered at the 2009 conference of the CAFIC. Beijing, P.R. China (2009, June).


Chu-Yuan Cheng at the Ball State University had the following publications; “The Causes and Effects of the Financial Crisis and the Future of American Capitalism” in World Journal Weekly, New York (cover article), January 18, 2009, pp. 3-8.  “China and the World:  Sun Yat-sen’s Doctrine and the Renaissance of Chinese Commonwealth” in Straits Review (monthly), Taipei, Taiwan (cover article), March 2009, pp. 4-9.      “Taiwan’s Economy under the Impact of Global Financial Crisis: Deep Recession and Proposed Solutions” in Straits Review, Taipei, Taiwan, April 2009, pp. 3-10.   “An Appraisal on the Economic Results of London G-20 Summit” in Straits Review, Taipei, Taiwan, May 2009, pp. 3-10.    “The World Financial Crisis Reshapes U.S. Capitalism” in Ming-pao Monthly (cover article), Hong Kong, June 1, 2009, pp. 7-10.     “Obama’s Visit to China: Changing US-China Relations from Adversary to cooperator” in Strait Review, Taipei, Taiwan, no. 228, December 1, 2009, pp. 6-10. He was recognized by and  included in Who’s Who in the World 2009 edition and Who’s Who in America 2009 edition.


Linda Chiang at Azusa Pacific University had a book on Positive Psychology: Implications of life, work and education. Psychology Publishers, Taipei,  2008. ISBN 978-96-191-198-4. She also had an article on Raising children with disabilities in China: The need for early intervention. In press. International Journal of Special Education.

Linda Chiang had also attended or presented at: “Striving for success: An early childhood intervention program evaluation in Taitung Taiwan”, presented at the American Association for Chinese Studies 51th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, October 16-18, 2009; “Positive thinking and teaching effectiveness”, at Ji Mei Vocational High School. Ximon, China, August, 2009; “Multicultural education and teaching effectiveness: American experiences.” Keynote speech presented at Eastern Taiwan Teaching Effectiveness Conference. Taitung, Taiwan, July 2009; “When teaching like fishing” Keynote speech presented at Eastern Taiwan Research Conference. Taitung, Taiwan, July 2009; “Cultivating teacher candidates’ disposition through dialogue and narrative in face-to-face and online classes” American Educational Research Association, April14-17, 2009, San Diego, CA; “Observation and reflection from a Tibetan family in Sichuan China: A case study”            Western Social Science Association, April 15-18, 2009, Albuquerque, NM; “Educational reforms in Taiwan” Western Social Science Association, April 15-18, 2009, Albuquerque, NM.


Peter C.Y. Chow at the City College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York had an article on “China as the World Market and or the World Factory in the Global Economy” been accepted for publication in the forthcoming issue of Berliner China Hefte/ Berlin History and Society on “China and the World Economy-New Perspectives on China’s Economic Rise after Three Decades of Reform”. No. 37 (2010). He also published an article on “ The Impact of Financial Tsunami on Taiwan Economy” at Asian Program Special Report, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, No. 143, October 2009 p. 5-12.

He was invited to a breakfast meeting for the congressional staff members at the Capitol Hill and exchanged his views on the impact of financial crisis on the triangular relations among Beijing, Taipei and Washington.

He presented a seminar on “From Economic Interactions to Economic Integration on Both Sides of the Taiwan Strait” at the China Studies Division, Center of Naval Analysis in Washington D.C. on October 30. He also presented a paper on “Trade –Investment Nexus across the Taiwan Strait : The Emergence Trading Blocs and  Its Implications for the U.S.” at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University on December 2.


June Teufel Dreyer at University of Miami had a book on China’s Political System:  Modernization and Tradition.  Pearson/Longman, 2010, ISBN 13:978-0-205-70745-4 and an article “:U.S.-Taiwan Relations and the Referendum Issue” American Journal of Chinese Studies, Vol. 16 (2009) Special Issue, pp. 41-56.

June Teufel Dreyer was named to advisory group for National Asia Research Program, collaborative initiative of National Bureau of Asian Research and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

June Teufel Dreyer attended professional meetings at Air War College, Chinese Military Modernization and U.S. National Security; US Naval Academy (Annapolis), Sino-Japanese Relations since Koizumi.


James P. Gilbert at Crummer Graduate School, Rollins College had chapters in books on: “Angang Steel Company, Limited,” “Hunan Valin Steel Company, Limited,” “Maanshan Iron & Steel Company, Limited,” “Tangshan Iron & Steel Company, Limited,” and “Wuhan Iron & Steel Company, Limited,” in A Guide to Top 100 Companies in China, by Zhang, Wenxian & Ilan Alon (Eds.), World Scientific Publishing Co., forthcoming 2010. “Chinese Banking Leaders: Biography of Yi Gang, Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China,” “Chinese Banking Leaders: Biography of Li Lihui, Vice Chairman of the Board of Director’s and President of the People’s Bank of China,” “Chinese Banking Leaders: Biography of Wang Xuebing, Former President and CEO of the China Construction Bank (CCB),” “Chinese Banking Leaders: Biography of Zhang Enzhao, Former Governor of the China Construction Bank (CCB),” “Chinese Banking Leaders: Biography of Zhang Jianguo, President, Executive Director of the Board, and Vice Chairman of the China Construction Bank (CCB),” and “Chinese Banking Leaders: Biography of Xiaochuan Zhou, Governor of the People’s Bank of China (CPC),” in Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, by Zhang, Wenxian & Ilan Alon (Eds.), Edward Elgar Publisher, 2009. “Internationalization of Wuliangye Distillery: China’s Leading Manufacturer and Seller of Spirits and Wine,” in Alon, Ilan & John R. McIntyre (EDS,), Globalization of Chinese Enterprise, Palgrave Macmillan-Macmillan Publishers Ltd: Houndmills, England, 2007.


Chin-Pin Hsu at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York completed his Ph.D. degree in economics in spring 2009. He was offered a tenure track position with assistant professor rank at the York College of the City University of New York starting fall 2009. He co-authored a paper with Chin-Wen Huang entitled “Do Copula-Extreme Value Theory-based Semiparametric Approaches Perform Better when Measuring Value-at-Risk ?", which will be presented at the CEANA session during the annual meetings of American Economic Association in Atlanta in January 4-5, 2010.


Chin-Wen Huang at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York  completed her Ph.D. degree in economics in spring 2009. She was offered a tenure track position with assistant professor rank at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania starting fall 2009.


David Kopel at Denver University Law School; Independence Institute had written Book chapter: "Poisoned Milk and the Poisoning of Democracy: Some Cautions about China Trade and Taiwan Sovereignty," in Globalization of Trade and Human Rights (Hyderabad, India: Amicus Books, forthcoming).


Chi Man Kwong at the University of Cambridge had presented “The Struggle for Mastery in Northeast Asia, 1925-26: Geopolitics and the 18 March Incident” at American Association for Chinese Studies, 2009.


Wei-Chin Lee at Wake Forest University edited Taiwan’s Politics in the 21st Century: Changes and Challenges, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, forthcoming (2010), ISBN: 9814289086. Wei-Chin Lee also had articles: “Yours, Mine, or Everyone’s Property? China’s Property Law in 2007,” Journal of Chinese Political Science, 15(1), 2010, forthcoming; “Defense Industry,” Linsun Cheng, et al., eds. Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group, 2009, 593-597.

Wei-Chin Lee presented “Taiwan’s Expansion of International Space: Opportunities and Challenges” (co-authors: T.Y. Wang, Illinois State, and Ching-hsin Yu, National Chengchi University), American Association of Chinese Studies, Orlando, Florida, October 16-18, 2009; “Arms Twisting: US Arms Transfer to Taiwan in the 2000s,” University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, September 25-27, 2009.


Qingjun Li Li at Middle Tennessee State University had journal articles on “Pound’s Poetic Mirror and the China Cantos: The Healing of the West,” Southeast Review of Asian Studies, XXX (2008), Stephen Gump, Editor.“Sentence and Solas in the Writer’s Craft of The Canterbury Tales and The Peony Pavilion,” East-West Connections: Review of Asian Studies 6.1 (Spring 2007), Jeffrey Dippmann, Editor. And had book reviews on Richard von Glahn, The Sinister Way: The Divine and the Demonic in Chinese Religious Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. xii + 385 pages. Reviewed in Southeast Review of Asian Studies 29 (2007).

Qingjun Li Li was the recipient of: Graduate Student Travel Grant, College of Graduate Study and Graduate Council Committee, Middle Tennessee State University, Fall 2009; Graduate Student Travel Grant, College of Graduate Study and Graduate Council Committee, Middle Tennessee State University, Spring 2008; William R. Wolfe Graduate Writing Award, Department of English, Middle Tennessee State University. Presented: April 24, 2007 (Paper: “‘I Have Woven a Wreath of Rhymes Wherewith to Crown Your Honored Name’:  Mother and Daughter in Christina Rossetti’s Literary Works”). And Qingjun Li had participated in Contesting Boundaries: Environments and Interdependence in Asian Perspectives A Faculty Development Workshop for Educators in Asia Studies, sponsored by the East-West Center and Freeman Foundation, Belmont University, Tennessee, Sept. 17-19, 2009.

Qingjun Li Li had also attended or presented in: “China Travel Narratives and the Transcultural Argument for Women’s Roles in Early Modern England,” presented at the 15th National Conference of the Asian Studies Development Program, Philadelphia, PA March 6-8, 2009; “Women with the Golden Lilies:  Constructions of Chinese Women in Early Modern Anglo-European Travel Narratives,” presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association of Asian Studies, Atlanta, Georgia, January 16-18, 2009;“The Many Faces of Mulan: 1500 Years of the History of the Woman Warrior in China,” presented at the 14th National Conference of the Asian Studies Development Program, Chicago, Illinois, March 6-9, 2008.


Hong-Jen Lin at the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York had a book on IT and Efficiency Analysis of Commercial Banks and Insurance Firms: A Global Comparison, co-authored with Winston T. Lin, published by VDM Publishing Company  “VDM Verlags Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG” (in Germany), ISBN: 978-3-639-18256-9, 2009.

Hong-Jen Lin also had a journal article on “Regulatory Effects on the Dynamic Interactions between Risk Management, Capital Management, and Financial Management in the U.S. Property/Liability Insurance Industry” with Patricia Born, Hong-Jen Lin, Charles C. Yang, and Min-Ming Wen, 2009, Asia-Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance, forthcoming.

Hong-Jen Lin had also attended or presented in: “Regulatory Effects on the Dynamic Interactions between Risk Management, Capital Management, and Financial Management in the U.S. Property/Liability Insurance Industry” with Patricia Born, Min-Ming Wen, and Charles C. Yang, presented in the 2009 American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA) Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, August 5th, 2009. “Cost and Profit Efficiencies of Banks in Taiwan,” with Winston T. Lin and Sunil Mohanty, presented in the annual meeting of the Midwest Finance Association, March 2009. Risk Management, Cost Function and Cost Efficiency of Property-Liability Insurance Firms 2002-2004, presented in New York, NY, on February 28, 2009, the Annual Meeting of Eastern Economic Association.


Phylis L. Lin at University of Indianapolis co-edited Service-Learning in Higher Education (400 pages). The book was published this year by the University of Indianapolis Press. She was promoted to Associate Vice Presdient for International Partnerships in June 2009.


Yu-Long Ling at Franklin College had an article on is “Can Ma deliver? Presidential Priorities, and Politics During the Global Recession” in Wodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Special Report, Asian Program. Oct. 2,2009. Yu-Long Ling also had two book reviews published by the American Journal of Chinese Studies, Yu-fu, Taiwan’s Star of Hope: Ma Ying-jeou.Vol.16, April 2009 and James Kynge, China Shakes Up the World:A Titan’s Rise and Troubled Future-and the Chalenge for America. Vol.16, April 2009. And Yu-Long Ling had written 35 columns, published in the Daily Journal Newspaper in Indiana.

Yu-Long Ling was awarded Who’s who in American 2009.

Yu-Long Ling also attended and presented at: the annual meeting of Western Social Science Association, presented a paper on Taiwan Politics under Ma’s Administration. April, 2009, New Mexico; the 51st Annual conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies at Rollins College, Winter Park , Florida Oct. 16-19, presented Two papers in different panels.

During Yu-Long Ling’s retirement party this year, President Ma, ying-jeou of the Republic of China sent special envoy to bring personal letter to Franklin College to recognize his contribution to academic communities in Taiwan and the United States through his long career.


Xiaoyi Liu at the East Asian Studies Department, The University of Arizona had the following articles: “The Rise of Women's Modern Schooling in late Qing China (1840-1911)”, Education Journal, Hong Kong, press proof available, forthcoming 2010; “Cult of Dasheng: A Quasi-religion of Overseas Chinese Cyber World”, Chinese Cross Currents, July 2009; “Book Review on That Ming Dynasty Stuff”, American Journal of Chinese Studies, April 2009;

“International Academic Symposium on the ‘Eastward Spread of Western Learning and Cultural Awareness’—A Summary”, Chinese Cross Current, January 2009 (Chinese-to-English Translation).

Xiaoyi Liu was awarded: The 1885 Society Graduate Fellowship in Fine Arts and Humanities, University of Arizona, 2010; Medieval, Renaissance, and Reformation Committee Research Grant, University of Arizona, 2009.

Xiaoyi Liu also presented: “Guxiu Incident, Sumptuary Ethos and Entrepreneurism” (at the 2009 Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Tucson, AZ); “Clothing culture and clothing choices as reflected in Xingshi Yinyuan Zhuan, the panoramic Ming novel” at the 2009 American Association of Chinese Studies annual conference, Orlando.  


Steven Phillips at the History Department, Towson University had an article “The Demonization of Federalism in Republican China”. In Emilian Kavalski and Magdalena Zolkos, eds. Defunct Federalisms: Critical Perspectives on Federal Failure. London: Ashgate Press, 2008. Pages 87-102.

Steven Phillips also presented “Still Mothers of the Revolution? The Nationalists and Huaqiao Mobilization during the Early War of Resistance,” International Relations in Wartime: Sino-Japanese War at The Fourth International Joint Conference, Chongqing (September 2009).

Steven Phillips is currently director of Asian Studies at Towson University.


Leander Seah at the University of Pennsylvania had an article on Review of Chinese Among Others: Emigration in Modern Times, by Philip A. Kuhn. Chinese Studies (Hanxue yanjiu) 27.1 (March 2009): 345-349.

Leander Seah was also awarded the Bradley Fellowship, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation (academic year 2009/2010) and Faye Rattner Research Fellowship, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania (summer 2009).

Leander Seah was a discussant and organizer for panel on “Rethinking the Chinese World: Beyond National Boundaries, 1840-1970.” Panel proposal accepted for the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, 25-28 March 2010, Philadelphia, USA. And Leander Seah presented “The Trans-Regional Chinese World: Jinan University, Nanyang Studies, and Chinese Migration, 1927-1941.” Paper delivered at the Fourth International Conference of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies, Jinan University, 9-11 May 2009, Guangzhou, China.


Hans Stockton at the Center for International Studies, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX  had the following articles: “Strategies, Institutions, and Outcomes under SNTV in Taiwan, 1992-2004” Journal of East Asian Studies. 10:1. Co-authored with Dennis Patterson, Forthcoming (2010); “How Rules Matter: Electoral Reform on Taiwan” Social Science Quarterly, Forthcoming (2010); Book review of John Copper’s “Taiwan: Nation-State or Province.”  Education about Asia. Winter 2009, p. 69, Forthcoming (2009).

Hans Stockton presented: “Electoral Reform on Taiwan in Comparative Perspective.” at the Conference Group on Taiwan Studies, American Political Science Association meeting, Toronto, Canada, September 3-5, 2009; “Taiwan and China as Regime Contrasts in Global and Regional Contexts.” at “The Future of US-Taiwan-China Relations” symposium, Southern Methodist University, April 16-17, 2009.


Robert Sutter’s at the Georgetown University had his paper entitled “  Chinese Foreign Relations: Power and Policy Since the Cold War (Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield 2008) been selected for a "Choice" Award as an outstanding academic selection for 2008 by the American Library Association. The second edition of the book was issued
in November 2009.


Kenneth Swope at Ball State University had a book on A Dragon’s Head and a Serpent’s Tail: Ming China and the First Great East Asian War, 1592-1598, University of Oklahoma Press, 2009 ISBN: 978-0-8061-4056-8.

Kenneth Swope also had the following articles: “As Close as Lips and Teeth: Debating the Ming Intervention in Korea, 1592,” forthcoming in Debating War in China edited by Peter Lorge (Leiden: Brill, 2010); “To Catch a Tiger: The Suppression of the Yang Yinglong Miao Uprising (1587-1600) as a Case Study in Ming Military and Borderlands History,” forthcoming in Explorations in Southeast Asian History in Honor of John K. Whitmore edited by Kenneth R. Hall (Ann Arbor: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, 2010); "The Beating of Drums & Clashing of Symbols: Music in Ming Dynasty Military Operations,” The Chinese Historical Review 16.2 (Fall 2009), pp. 155-187; “Cutting Dwarf Pirates Down to Size: Amphibious Warfare in Sixteenth-Century East Asia,” in New Interpretations in Naval History: Selected Papers from the Fifteenth Naval History Symposium, edited by Maochun Yu (Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2009), pp. 81-107; “Shin horobite shisamushi: Min ga sansen sezaru o enakatta riyu,” [When the Lips Die, the Teeth Freeze: Reasons for the Ming Intervention] in Chung Doo-hee, et al, comps., Jinshin Senso: Juroku seiki Ni-Cho-Chu no kokusai senso [The Imjin War: A Sixteenth Century International War Between Japan, Korea and China] (Tokyo: Akashi shoten, 2008), pp. 351-394. [Japanese language publication and translation of A Transnational History of the Imjin Waeran]; “War and Remembrance: Yang Hao and the Siege of Ulsan of 1598,” Journal of Asian History 42.2 (Dec. 2008), pp. 165-195.

Kenneth Swope was awarded American Council of Learned Societies American Research in the Humanities in China Grant.

Kenneth Swope had attended or presented in: “Bringing in the Big Guns: On the Use of Artillery in the Ming-Manchu War,” presented at the conference “War and Devastation in the Ottoman and Qing Empires” at the University of the Bosporus, Istanbul, Turkey (June 2009); “Miscasting a Ten-Sided Net: Evaluating Yang Sichang’s Anti-Rebel Strategy at the End of the Ming Dynasty,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Chinese Military History Society at Kwantlen University, Vancouver, Canada (May 2009); Commentator for panel entitled “East Asian Urban Networks in the Early Modern Era,” at the annual Small Cities Conference, Ball State University, Muncie, IN (April 2009); Participant in “The Uses and Abuses of ‘Ways of War’” roundtable organized for 2009 Society for Military History Conference held at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN (April 2009); Delivered presentation entitled “East Asia’s First Modern War: The First Great East Asian War (1592-1598) in Global Context,” at the East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (February 2009)

Kenneth Swope had also had sections and entries on: Encyclopedia entries forthcoming in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of War (London: Blackwell, 2011); Book review of Military Culture in Imperial China, edited by Nicola di Cosmo, forthcoming in De Re Militari (2009); Book review of Khubilai Khan’s Lost Fleet: In Search of a Legendary Armada by James P. Delgado  in The Chinese Historical Review 16.2 (Fall 2009), pp. 250-253; Book review of Tradition, Treaties, and Trade: Qing Imperialism and Chosen Korea, 1850-1910, by Kirk W. Larsen in Pacific Affairs 82.3 (Fall 2009), pp. 544-546; Book review of Tour of Duty: Samurai, Military Service in Edo, and the Culture of Early Modern Japan by Constantine Nomikos Vaporis, forthcoming in The Historian (2009); Comparative book review of Asia Looks Seaward: Power & Maritime Strategy, edited by Toshi Yoshihara and James R. Holmes, and China’s Energy Strategy: The Impact on Beijing’s Maritime Policies, edited by Gabriel Collins, et al., in The Northern Mariner xix no. 1 ( Jan. 2009), pp. 95-97.


Paul H. Tai at University of Detroit, Mercy had the following articles: “Chiang Kai-shek’s Wartime Diplomacy: Bargaining Strategies and Internal Dynamics” in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Institute of Modern History, ed., Figures and Politics in Republican China (Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2009), pp. 194-211 (in Chinese); “The Changes in the World as Seen by Samuel P. Huntington,” in Biographical Literature, No. 569 (October 2009), pp. 42-48 (In Chinese); “Weak Hand, Skillful Player,” Hoover Digest, No. 2, (Spring 2008), pp. 168-74.

Paul H. Tai also presented a paper on T. V. Soong at Symposium on T. V. Soong: His Life and Personal Papers, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, August 27-28, 2009. And he did a three-week research on Chiang Kai-shek diary at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University in October-November 2009.


Chia-Lin Pao Tao at East Asian Studies, University of Arizona had the following articles published or accepted: “陶希聖與極密件 (Tao Xishing and the Top Secret Documents [of Chiang Kai-shek])” 傳記文學 (Biographical Literature), Vol. 95, No.4 (October 2009), 87-92; “The Nude Parade in Wuhan in 1927,” will be published in Du and Chen, eds., Diversity, Transformation, and Resistance: Gendered Structures and Practices in China, Lexington Books.

Chia-Lin Pao Tao also presented “Asian Wisdom in Difficult Times,” sponsored by Chinese American Citizens’ Alliance, July 25; “On I Ching,” Columbus Public Library, November 8, 2009.

Chia-Lin Pao Tao also written the following:

Book review: Just One Child by Susan Greenhalgh, University of California Press, 2008 in American Journal of Chinese Studies, Vol. 16, No. 1 (April 2009), 80-82.

Novel:  ”長歌遺恨 (Ballad of Everlasting Sorrow)“ in世界日報 (World Journal)August 24, 25 and 26.

Essays:  “不一樣的克利奧芭特拉World Journal,  January 30; “韓德爾的智慧World Journal, March 7; “筆名﹐”  亞省時報( Arizona Chinese News), July 3; “晝寢”, Arizona Chinese News, June 5; “<碉樓外話>讀後 Arizona Chinese News, April 10

儘信GPS不如無GPS , ” to appear in World Journal in mid-December.


Vincent Wang at the University of Richmond had the following journal articles: “Indian Perspectives on the Rise of China: Geopolitical, Geoeconomic, and Geocivilizational Paradigms,” Tamkang Journal of International Affairs, vol. 13, no. 1 (July 2009), pp. 1-29; “Respond to China’s Rise and Engage Taiwan,” Asia Policy, no. 7 ( January 2009), pp. 46-48; “The Impact of Taiwan’s 2008 Elections on Cross-Strait Relations: A Game-Theoretical Analysis,” Asian Perspective, vol. 32, no. 2 (Summer 2008): 145-172; ,Taiwan: Conventional Deterrence, Soft Power, and the Nuclear Option,” in Muthiah Alagappa, ed., The Long Shadow: Nuclear Weapons and Security in 21st Century Asia (Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 2008), pp. 404-428.

Vincent Wang had also attended or presented at: “Evolution of the Institutional Structure of Taipei’s Decision-making Regarding the Mainland,” paper presented at conference to publish the book, Cross-Strait Relations Since the 1980s: Attitude Change and Policy Adjustment Across the Strait, University of Waterloo, 30 October – 1 November 2009; “The Role of Democracy in Cross-Strait Relations and Taiwan’s and China’s futures: Edward Friedman’s Indefatigable Insights,” paper presented at the Asia Institute, University of Toronto, 23-25 October 2009; “Taiwan Relations Act at Thirty: Evolving Importance and Future Implications,” paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 16-18 October 2009; “Enduring Framework or Accidental Success?  The Future of the TRA and Its Implications for Taiwan and China,” paper presented at the annual conference on Asian Studies, University of South Carolina, 25-27 September 2009; “’Chindia’ or Rivalry? China’s Rise and the Role of Sino-Indian Relations in China’s External Strategy,” paper presented at the 38th Taiwan-U.S. Conference on Contemporary China, co-sponsored by Institute of International Relations and the Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, 14-15 July 2009; “Taiwan and the Taiwan Relations Act in the Next Asian Order,” panel talk, Hudson Institute, Washington, DC, 12 May 2009; “Strait Talk - Taiwan, China, and the U.S.,” talk given to World Boston (Boston World Affairs Council), Boston, 30 April 2009; “Taiwan Relations Act at Thirty: Enduring Framework or Accidental Success?” talk given to Foreign Press Association, New York, 6 April 2009; “Indian Perspectives on the Rise of China: Geopolitical, Geoeconomic, and Geocivilizational Paradigms,” paper presented at the annual conference of Western Political Science Association, Vancouver, 18-20 March 2009; “A Modus Vivendi for Taiwan’s ‘International Space’ Under the Ma Administration? A Functional-Competence Model for Taiwan’s Participation in International Organizations,” paper presented at the International Conference, “Taipei, Beijing, and the Overseas Chinese / Compatriots in the Context of International / Global Governance, Regimes, and Globalization,” Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 14-15 March 2009; “’Chindia’ or Rivalry: Indian Perspectives on the Rise of China,” paper presented at the 2009 annual conference of the International Studies Association, New York, 16-18 February 2009; “Taiwan’s ‘Nuclear Option’? Security Imperative and Normative Transformation,” invited talk, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California, 8 December 2008; “China, the United States, and President-Elect Barack Obama,” talk given to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA, 9 November 2009; “Taiwan’s Foreign and Mainland Policies Under President Ma Ying-jeou: Preliminary Observations,” invited talk, University of Chicago Center of East Asian Studies, Chicago, Illinois, 24 October 2008; “The Rise of China and Regional Security: Indian Perspectives,” paper presented at the 50th Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies, California State University, Fullerton, California, 17-19 October 2008; “Taiwan’s ‘Nuclear Option’? Security Imperative and Normative Transformation,” invited talk, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 13 October 2008.


Chunjuan Wei at University of Bridgeport, CT had an article in Southeast Review of Asian Studies, V. 31, Democratic paradox: What has gone wrong in Thailand? And Chunjuan Wei was awarded UB 2008-2009 Seed Money Grant Award for her research project entitled “Cross-Taiwan-Strait Relationships in Washington.”


Larry M. Wortzel at the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission ( USCC), which is composed of 12 members, three of whom are selected by each of the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, and the Speaker and the Minority Leader of the House, has written or edited numerous books and articles on China studies. He was the Chairman of the USCC Commission until December 31, 2008. He is on his fourth term as a commissioner at the USCC.


Chong-Han Wu at the University of South Carolina had received: 2009 Studying Abroad Scholarship-Republic of China; Walker Institute of International and Area Studies Travel Grant 2009; Walker Institute of International and Area Studies (Center of Asian Studies), University of South Carolina; University of South Carolina, Graduate School Travel Grant, 2008; , University of South Carolina, Department of Political Science Travel Grant, 2008; University of South Carolina, Department of Political Science Travel Grant for 2008 ICPSR Summer Program; Graduate Assistantship, Department of Politics, New York University for 1 year partial graduate assistantship.

Chong-Han Wu had also attended: 2009 AACS Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL; 2009 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL April 2-5th; 2008 International Studies Association-South Annual Conference, Ashland, VA October 17-18th 2008.


Yu-Shan Wu at the Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica had the following books published: “Taiwan yanjiu de sibuqu: yu Zhongguo jian qiebuduan de guanxi” (Four episodes of the study of Taiwan politics: the unbroken relation with China) in Joseph Y. S. Cheng, Law Kam-yee, eds., Zhengzhixue xintan: Zhonghua jingyan yu xifang xueli (A new probe into political science: the Chinese experience and Western theory). Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2009. Chongxin jianshi zhengbian zhongde liang’an guanxi lilun (Revisiting theories on cross-Strait relations) (co-Authored with Bao Tzong-Ho). Taipei: Wu-nan, 2009. Chongxin jianshi zhengbian zhongde liang’an guanxi lilun” (Revisiting theories on cross-Strait relations). In Bao Tzong-Ho, Wu Yu-Shan, eds., Chongxin jianshi zhengbian zhongde liang’an guanxi lilun (Revisiting theories on cross-Strait relations). Taipei: Wu-nan, 2009. “Quanli buduicheng yu liang’an guanxi yanjiu” (Power asymmetry and the study of cross-Strait relations). In Bao Tzong-Ho, Wu Yu-Shan, eds., Chongxin jianshi zhengbian zhongde liang’an guanxi lilun (Revisiting theories on cross-Strait relations). Taipei: Wu-nan, 2009. “Daonei zhengzhi yu liang’an guanxi” (Taiwan’s domestic politics and cross-Strait relations). In Jean Hung and Hsin-chi Kuan, eds., Ershiyi shijichu de Zhongguo (Studies on the beginning of 21st century China by Chinese and Western scholars). Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2009.

Yu-Shan also had following journal article accepted or published: “Jieshi Eluosi de minzhu daotui” (Explaining Russia’s derailed democracy). Taiwan Democracy Quarterly, 200, 6(1): 199-205. “Russia’s Foreign Policy Surge: Causes and Implications.” Issues & Studies, 2009, 45(1): 117-162. “Shinian de zhishi xinchuan” (Intellectual heritage of a decade: revisiting theories on cross-Strait relations). Mainland China Studies, 2009, 52(3): 113-127. “Russia and the CIS in 2009: Pillar of the System Shaken.” Asian Survey, 2010, 50(1) (forthcoming).

Yu-Shan had received Outstanding Researcher Award, National Science Council, Taiwan.

Yu-Shan had also presented: “Quanli buduicheng yu liang’an guanxi yanjiu” (Power asymmetry and the study of cross-Strait relations) at the Conference on Revisiting the Contending Theories of Cross-Strait Relations, National Taiwan University and Academia Sinica, Taipei, April 24. “Fazhan guojia de chenfu” (The Odysseus of developmental state), speech at the Award Ceremony of Lien Chen-tung Lecture Professor in Law and Political Science, National Taiwan University, June 10. “Modes of Democratic Failure in Semi-presidentialism: Plunge into Breakdown or Slide into Authoritarianism.” at the XXI World Congress of the International Political Science Association, Santiago, July 12-16. “Strategic Triangle, Change of Guard, and Ma’s New Course.” at the 2009 Annual Conference of the American Association for Chinese Studies, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, September 16-19.


Hui Faye Xiao at University of Kansas had the book, Tales and Traditions: Readings in TChinese Literature Series (Xinbian zhongwen kewai yuedu congshu). Boston: Cheng & Tsui Company, 2008 (Vol. 2). ISBN-10: 0887276466, ISBN-13: 978-0887276460.

Hui Faye Xiao also had the following journal articles accepted or published: “ ‘Love Is A Capacity’: The Narrative of Gendered Self-Development in Chinese-Style Divorce.” Journal of Contemporary China. Vol. 19, No 66, 2010. ). “A Transnational Journey of Vagina Monologues.” Collection of Women’s Studies (Funü yanjiu luncong) 2009: 2. 63-66. ). Review of Created in China: The Great New Leap Forward, by Michael Keane. Journal of International and Global Studies 1, no. 1 (November 2009).


In Memoriam

Ambassador Harvey J. Feldman

Harvey J. Feldman, a Life Member and a former Board Member of the AACS, passed away on February 24, 2009.

After retired from the American Foreign Service with a successful career spanning more than three decades and four continents, he joined the Heritage Foundation as a distinguished fellow. An East Asian specialist for most of his career, Feldman also served with distinction in Eastern Europe and the United Nations as the Deputy Representative with an ambassadorial rank. He led American delegations to the Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific, and also represented the United States on the Commission on Human Rights, and the Commission on the Status of Women.

 During his career as a diplomat, he in several capacities in Hong Kong for eight years, Taiwan for six, and Japan for four. He also helped to plan President Richard Nixon's historic first visit to China in 1972 as a member of the State Department's Policy Planning Council. He later continued his involvement with the China relations process as Director of the Office of the Republic of China Affairs. In that capacity, he created the American Institute in Taiwan which is generally considered by Asian expert as the “ de facto” U.S. embassy in Taipei after diplomatic relations were from Taipei to Beijing. Feldman also was one of the drafters of the Taiwan Relations Act – a landmark legislation that defines the U.S. relationship with Taiwan. It was a pity that he could not attend several seminars in conjunctions of the 30th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Acts in April 2009 due to his untimely death in February.

He is also the editor of two books, Taiwan in a Time of Transition, and Constitutional Reform and the Future of China. During the period of authoritarian regime in Taiwan, I vividly recalled one of his remarks about the plausible government turn over that “ as far as it is a freely elected government, whether its elected leader is a vegetarian or not, the U.S. will support that government”. His remark made a lot of sense since Taiwan became a full-fledged democracy.


 He was a scholar, a diplomat, and a friend both professional and personally to me. He certainly will be missed.


                                                                          **** Peter C.Y. Chow City University of New York  ****



Ambassador James Roderick Lilley

James Roderick Lilley, who died in Washington on November 12, 2009 at the age of 81 after a long struggle with cancer, was one of the towering figures in American governmental relations with northeast Asia for more than half a century. His loss leaves a gaping hole in the small company of Americans who genuinely understand and care about that region.

Jim made his career in the Central Intelligence Agency, which he joined after graduating from Yale in 1951. In 1975 he was appointed National Intelligence Officer for China, an office subsequently abolished. Under President Ronald Reagan he served as National Security Council specialist on China.

Later in his career he was called to diplomacy, serving as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, as well as U.S. representative to Taiwan from 1981 to 1984, and then to China from 1989 to 1991. Until almost literally the eve of his death he was still involved in American relations with these countries, as successive administrations sought his advice, not only on China and Taiwan, but also on Korea.

Lilley was born in Qingdao, China, where his father represented the Standard Oil Corporation. He learned Chinese from his nanny and spoke it with great effect: particularly impressive was his mastery of chengyu and his ability to nail a point with exactly the right one. When war came in 1940 the family returned to America and Jim attended Phillips Exeter Academy.

Because of his birth and command of the culture, Chinese throughout his career treated him in a way that was subtly different to Americans born in the United States. He had a special status: not exactly one of them but also not exactly not either. This status he invoked with great effect when the occasional Chinese, ignorant of his life story, would suggest that the Ambassador’s views reflected a lack of knowledge of the country, a common line of approach, and that he would understand things better if he spent more time there. Such well meaning suggestions would be firmly put down as Jim pointed out, in most cases accurately, that he had been born and living in China before his questioner had ever seen the light of day.

Lilley knew China too well ever to be affected by the mixture of guilt and sympathy that rendered many of his colleagues congenitally incapable of dealing facing unpleasant facts about that country. He had little patience with Americans or other foreigners whom he considered to be manipulated or misled by Beijing.

His finest hour, without question came as Ambassador at the time of the Tiananmen massacre and its aftermath in China. At that time Lilley presided over an embassy some of whose residences had been hit by Chinese shells, with tanks parked in front, in an atmosphere of great uncertainty and demoralization. Working through irregular channels, such as Chinese triad organizations, Lilley arranged the escape from China of many innocent Chinese in the days after, and sheltered the astrophysicist Fang Lizhi in the embassy sick bay until his exit could be negotiated. All of the skeleton staff who worked with him at the time pay heartfelt tribute to his professionalism, the steely character that enabled him to keep things on course, and his compassionate efforts to undo some of the damage.

Subsequently a Chinese diplomat denounced him to his face as the “black hand” who, along with the CIA, had fomented the democracy movement of 1989. Lilley responded, with his typical unpredictable humor, by agreeing with the Chinese, saying, tongue in cheek of course, that yes, in fact he had orchestrated the whole thing, mass demonstrations in every major city and many minor ones across China, all from his office at the embassy. It had been, he confessed, the most difficult assignment of his career and he was proud of how effectively he had carried it out. The Chinese was dumbstruck and embarrassed, having expected quite a different response.

Though perhaps the most accomplished ambassador to China we have had since recognition of Beijing, Lilley always retained a profound affection for Taiwan where he spent many years and about which he possessed great expertise. Knowing how many diplomats are posted there, only to go through the motions of toasts and talk of friendship, while all the time having their attention focused on Beijing, he counseled his colleagues that the Taiwanese saw through such play acting—they were not stupid—and that what they should do instead was to seek to help the beleaguered government genuinely, even if in small ways. It is in part owing to his efforts that the 1982 communique on arms sales places no time limit on American support for the island, something that the Chinese intensely sought. 

 On one occasion Lilley was asked whether he would really want his sons to fight for Taiwan. His response: “I wouldn’t be able to stop them.” Certainly he fought that fight in his own way, with great effectiveness, to the end.

Lilley’s diplomatic service in Taiwan, as U.S. representative, was extremely successful. Before he assumed the office Chiang Ching-kuo arranged for Lilley and his wife to make a motor tour of Taiwan, with Lee Teng-hui and his wife, and without anyone else but a driver: no Kuomintang officials or minders. This was an opportunity for Lilley to get to know the future president without intermediation. It was also taken by Lilley as a signal of Chiang’s fundamental approval of the course he expected his successor to take.

With his remarkable wife Sally, who always learned enough of the language of the country where they were stationed to manage a dinner party, the Lilley family did much to promote genuine friendship by inviting one or two officials to their home for a genuine and informal dinner. I was once privileged to join when an official from the Chinese embassy in Washington visited. A handful of guests sat around a simple table; the food was home made, no artifice touched the event. In the presence of such authentic human warmth one could sense the visitor relaxing and enjoying himself. Of course business was done at such dinners, not great state business perhaps, but the sort of thing that the creation of a hospitable and human atmosphere, so valued by Chinese, could facilitate.

For me, Jim was above all a teacher. I came to know him when I was a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute having an office next to his. I gradually screwed up the courage occasionally to get myself a cup of coffee, poke my head in the door, and ask him if he had a minute. He always responded with a welcome so I would sit down to listen. Jim would comment on the affairs of the day, but above all he would reminisce. He would think of an incident or an issue or a point of Sinological tradecraft, and share his thoughts for perhaps half an hour.

As these visits started to become a routine, I often reflected on how much I was learning. These chats amounted to a second Ph.D, and when it came to substance on how China really worked, one far more substantial than my first.

As intelligence analyst, Jim was a master. Academics have the luxury of mixing fact and opinion to suit their tastes, but in Jim’s line of work, all that matters is determining what is in fact the case, like it or not. Confronted with a problem, Jim would tick of all the possibilities, from the benign to the terrifying. Then, with powerful and disinterested logic, he would match the evidence seeking to winnow out the truth. In my experience the most impressive example of this came in connection with Korea.

Shortly after the Clinton administration announced the joint framework for North Korean nuclear disarmament I dropped by Jim’s office as usual. “Arthur” he said, “the Koreans have a second, secret nuclear program that we do not know about.” “How can you know that?” I asked. “Well” he said “the North Korean Army would never give up its nuclear weapons program. Yet the North Korean government seems to have done just that. The only explanation is that a second program exists.” This was pure hard thinking and analysis of what must be the case. Only some time later did the North Korean uranium program come to light, confirming Jim’s deductions.

Jim was the only American I have ever met who understood instinctively how Chinese think and approached any issue, in the first place, by thinking it through their way, mindful of the complexity that inevitably lies under even what seems to be simple from official China. Most Americans, I fear, missed this, but the Chinese, I know for a fact, admired and respected it even though this skill made them more than uneasy.

No question Jim Lilley was a problem for them for the People’s Republic of China. Most people can either be bought for money or intimidated by threats. I don’t think for this group I need provide examples. Jim was exempt. This frustrated Beijing, for they would adopt first one approach, then the other, oscillating back and forth unsure of what to do. Yet he was too important simply to write off and ignore.

One day he said to me “I haven’t heard from my minder for a good year. Now suddenly they are all over me.” His question, one we should all ask before any other: “I wonder what they want?”

Finally, Jim had a wonderful family and he knew it. They and his son Jeffrey in particular made it possible for Jim to leave us a memoir, China Hands: Nine Decades of Adventure, Espionage and Diplomacy in Asia (2005)  that is already a classic. The tragedy is that so many people in Jim’s line of work leave no record of their thoughts and experiences from which succeeding generations can learn. Journalists and authors and artists write memoirs: only a handful of foreign service officers do. As for members of the military and the intelligence services, good honest tell it like it was memoirs are as rare as they are valuable. Jim has gone to that special Valhalla reserved for the heroes of intelligence and diplomacy. But he has left us with a book by which people who today have not yet been born will be able to know him and absorb his experience. It is a gift, in its own way, as precious as the service he gave his country.

Many of us know that on the walls of the entrance lobby of the Central Intelligence Agency is carved a myriad of stars, representing those who, without giving their names, have given their lives. Some of us know the sobering experience of passing through that lobby when a new star is being incised. Jim would have taken his place among those stars in a heartbeat if that had been what duty required. But he was spared and we were blessed with his presence until a good deal longer than the biblical three score years and ten. His loss is as much to China and Taiwan and Korea as it is to the United States.

All of us who care for peace, freedom, and democracy in Asia, and about disinterested professionalism in intelligence and diplomacy, have lost a powerful and devoted friend and ally. Jim will be remembered with affection, respect, and a certain sense of indispensability, for as long as American diplomacy endures.


--Arthur Waldron, University of Pennsylvania



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