Middle Class, Civil Society and Democracy-making in Taiwan: Past, Present and Future

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January 16, 2013 @ 5:30 pm
January 16, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
Carolina Asia Center
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
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301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Dr. Hsiao will examine critically how the links of middle class-civil society-democratization have actually worked in Taiwan’s post war social and political transformation.

From the Taiwan experience, it is argued that the triangular relations was not a mere numerical or a general one, rather it should be examined under the context of “specificities” of middle class and civil society as well as in different  phases of “politics of struggle” since 1980.

Dr. Hsiao is director, Institute of Sociology and research fellow, Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies and professor in the department of sociology at the National Taiwan University. His doctorate in sociology is from SUNY Buffalo. He is one of Taiwan’s most distinguished sociologists, a member of several government and NGO advisory boards. He has hundreds of publications in English, Japanese and Chinese. His English-language books have been published by Routledge, Academia Sinica, Curzon and Transaction Publishers.

This talk is sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center.

Free parking in the parking deck under FedEx Global Education Center beginning at 5 pm. Please contact Stephanie Nelson, associate director, Carolina Asia Center, with questions.

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