Patron: Her Excellency, The Right Honourable Dame Cindy Kiro, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand

Taiwan and post presidential election: cross-strait relations and implications for Asia Pacific

Guest Speaker: Dr Parris Chang
President, Taiwan Inst. For Political, Economic and Strategic Studies (TIPESS)

Event Date: Monday 11th April 2016
Event Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Event Location: Russell McVeagh
Level 24, Vodafone on the Quay, 157 Lambton Quay, Wellington, 6011.

Please note no building access after 6pm.

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Parris H. Chang

Parris H. Chang

Educational Background

Graduated from National Taiwan University in 1959,

M.A. from the University of Washington in 1963,

Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1969.

Career Highlights

2012-14      Professor, Center for General Education, Toko University

2008     Representative of Trade Mission of Taiwan to the Kingdom of Bahrain; Deputy Secretary General, National Security Council

1993-04  a member of Legislative Yuan in Taiwan (4 terms)

1997    Appointed Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University

1995-98  Director of DPP (Democratic Progressive Party) Mission to the U.S.

1993-   President of Steering Committee, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO)

1992 Received the “Outstanding Professional Achievement Award for Asia American”

1970-97 Assoc. & Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center, the Pennsylvania State University

1984 Listed in “Who’s Who in America”

1982-87 Columnist for Newsweek


Radical and Radical Ideology in China’s Cultural Revolution (1973), Power and Policy in China, third and enlarged edition (1990), Elite Conflict in the Post-Mao China (1983), co-author & co-editor, If China Crosses the Taiwan Strait(1993), and scores of book chapters and articles.

Russell McVeagh

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