East Asia Hotspots
Collaboration, Representation, and Leadership: Women in Chinese Congress

Collaboration, Representation, and Leadership: Women in Chinese Congress

June 14, 2021
Despite holding a disproportionately small number of seats in the National People's Congress of China, female legislators are comparatively more productive than male counterparts in sponsoring legislative bills and building coalitions. To explore the topic of female participation in Chinese politics, we talk with Dr. Yue Hou, the Janice and Julian Bers Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, on her forthcoming co-authored article, “Underrepresented Outperformers: Female Legislators in the Chinese Congress."
Caught in the Middle: US-China-Taiwan Triangular Relations

Caught in the Middle: US-China-Taiwan Triangular Relations

December 3, 2020

US-China-Taiwan triangular relations represent a particularly complicated set of historical and policy issues, and endure as critical dynamic in East Asia today. To unpack this set of relations and explore the future of US-China-Taiwan ties, we talk with Dr. Hung-jen Wang, Associate Professor of Political Science and current NRC scholar.

Feedback in Action: South Korea, Technology, and COVID-19 Responses

Feedback in Action: South Korea, Technology, and COVID-19 Responses

November 5, 2020

In this episode, we speak with Dr. June Park - NRC East Asia Voices Initiative Fellow and political economist specializing in trade, energy, and tech - about South Korea’s governance tools in managing the COVID-19 pandemic, lessons learned from crisis management in the past, and how COVID-19 is influencing global technology trends.

Pandemic Politics in Southeast Asia

Pandemic Politics in Southeast Asia

July 20, 2020

In this episode, Sigur Center non-resident scholar Julia Lau talks about how governments in Southeast Asia have responded to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Julia covers how the pandemic intersects with politics, tourism and business, gender and race, and health and security affairs.

Covering The Other Half Billion: China’s Rural Sector

Covering The Other Half Billion: China’s Rural Sector

April 8, 2020

In this episode, NRC Program Associate Richard Haddock interviews Professor Robert Ash, Professor of Economics with reference to China and Taiwan at the School of Oriental & African Studies in the University of London, on the topic of economic development and poverty alleviation issues in China's rural sector. Professor Ash addresses Chinese historical economic developments that are important to understanding contemporary politics, and gives his take on the progress and trends of rural economic development in China. Tune in to learn more!

Digital Democracy and Civic Tech in Taiwan: A Conversation with Digital Minister Audrey Tang

Digital Democracy and Civic Tech in Taiwan: A Conversation with Digital Minister Audrey Tang

April 8, 2020

In this episode, NRC Program Associate Richard Haddock sits down with Taiwan's Digital Minister Audrey Tang to explore what digital democracy means and looks like in action. Minister Tang discusses open government, civic technology, how misinformation and disinformation were addressed in Taiwan's 2020 presidential election, and the ethical and practical limits of technology use in governance.

Arsenals in the U.S.-China Trade War: What’s Used and How

Arsenals in the U.S.-China Trade War: What’s Used and How

April 8, 2020

In this episode, NRC Curriculum Designer Aika Okishige interviews Prof. Yan Bennett, Assistant Director for the Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China at Princeton University. Prof. Bennett shares her insights on the U.S.-China trade relationship and informs us about the implications of the current trade war. In addition, she offers her predictions and thoughts regarding the future of U.S.-China bilateral relations.

Revisiting the 228 Incident of Taiwan

Revisiting the 228 Incident of Taiwan

April 8, 2020

In this episode, NRC Curriculum Developer Shruthi Shree Nagarajan interviews Dr. Yao-Tsung Su, professor of history at Providence University in Taiwan, on the 228 Incident that took place in Taiwan in 1947. Dr. Su discusses the implications of the 228 Incident to current East Asian relations, as well as the this event contributes to broader relations between the United States and China in the postwar world.

*The views and opinions expressed in these podcasts are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the position of the NRC. Through these podcasts, we encourage listeners to engage in the topics covered and assess their own points of views, based on the views presented by these experts.

Delving Into Gender Issues in South Korea

Delving Into Gender Issues in South Korea

April 8, 2020

In this episode, NRC Curriculum Designer Shruthi Shree Nagarajan interviews Eun-Jung Jung, visiting scholar with the East Asia National Resource Center, about contemporary gender issues in South Korea. Eun-Jung Jung analyzes the core reasons behind the still prominently existent gender gap and the negative implications this has on the issues of human rights, as well as on the nation’s economic growth.

*The views and opinions expressed in these podcasts are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the position of the NRC. Through these podcasts, we encourage listeners to engage in the topics covered and assess their own points of views, based on the views presented by these experts.

Exploring North Korean Literature

Exploring North Korean Literature

April 8, 2020

In this episode, NRC Curriculum Developer Shruthi Shree Nagarajan interviews Dr. Immanuel Kim about North Korean literature. Dr. Immanuel Kim provides a brief overview of the historical context of North Korean art and culture, along with topics such as censorship and propaganda in North Korean Literature.

*The views and opinions expressed in these podcasts are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the position of the NRC. Through these podcasts, we encourage listeners to engage in the topics covered and assess their own points of views, based on the views presented by these experts.

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