For this online event, our panelists will present on the topic of ‘Taiwan, Technology, and Trade’, in conversation with Professor William Hurst. The presentations will be followed by an audience Q&A.


Dr. Chun-Yi Lee is an Associate Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham. She is also the director of Taiwan Studies Program at Nottingham. Prior to joining SPIR, Chun-Yi was an Assistant Professor at the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies (SCCS) at the University of Nottingham from June 2013 to July 2016. Chun-yi was an ESRC research fellow from September 2011 to June 2013, post-doc researcher at Institute of East Asia Studies, University of Duisburg, Germany from 2010 September to 2011 October; and a writing-up grant scholar at Modern East Asia Research Center (MEARC), Leiden University, the Netherlands from 2009 September to 2010 September. Her book, Taiwanese Business or Chinese Security Asset, was published by Routledge in 2011.

Dr. Ming-chin Monique Chu, a lecturer in Chinese politics at the University of Southampton, holds MPhil and PhD degrees in international relations from the University of Cambridge. Previously at SOAS and the University of Oxford, her research explores the geopolitics and geoeconomics of semiconductors, sovereignty, and Cross-Strait relations. Known for her groundbreaking monograph, ‘The East Asian Computer Chip War’ (Routledge, 2013), and co-editorship of ‘Globalization and Security Relations across the Taiwan Strait’ (with Scott L. Kastner, Routledge, 2014), she has contributed to prestigious journals like The Journal of Strategic Studies and The China Quarterly. She’s currently working on her second monograph, “Achilles Heel of the Dragon: Problematic Sovereignty Along China’s Periphery.” Beyond her academic endeavors, Dr. Chu testified before the House of Lords International Relations Committee in March 2018, providing oral evidence on China’s capabilities in emerging technologies. She has been sought after for interviews by major international media outlets, including the BBC, National Public Radio, and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Her insights cover topics such as the geopolitics of semiconductors, Chinese foreign policy, Cross-Strait relations, and Sino-US relations.

Dr Douglas Fuller is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Economics, Government and Business at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). His research addresses the political economy of development, technology policy/strategy, and comparative capitalism. Before joining CBS, he held positions at City University of Hong Kong, Zhejiang University, King’s College London, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and American University. He received his PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MA in East Asian Studies from University of California at Berkeley.



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