The Taiwan Studies Programme (TSP) is driven by its constituent academic members under the direction of Dr Chun-Yi Lee. The TSP supports research into the politics, security, external relations, society, economy and history of Taiwan and the publication of findings based on such research.
Under Professor Tsang and now Dr Chun-Yi Lee’s leadership, the TSP has rapidly expanded in terms of the scale of its activities, the size of its membership and the reputation and standing of the Programme.
The TSP is now home to a significant body of Taiwan expertise, in the form of permanent members of academic staff, external scholars and former officials with proven scholarship or experience in managing Taiwan affairs who contribute to the TSP.
The internal members of the TSP and the Programme Director are committed to conducting research on Taiwan and have active research agendas rooted in various academic fields. Output from these various projects is consistently published in leading academic journals, book series and - reflecting our commitment to engaging with broader audiences outside of the academy - in newspapers, magazines, and on the soon to be launched TSP blog.
In addition to the contribution of a significant number of external academic colleagues working on Taiwan at institutions across the world, the TSP benefits from the membership and close engagement of former officials with extensive experience on their respective government's policy towards Taiwan: For instance, Don Keyser (formerly of the US Department of State) and Rod Wye (formerly of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office).