Saturday Morning, March 25, 2017

Dean's Conference Room
School of Global Policy and Strategy

Social Sciences and International Study Breakout Session

9:00 ‐ 10:30 Participation, Democracy and Economic Globalization (Chairman, Cheng-Shan Liu, Professor, NSYSU)

  • Jason Y. Wu, Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, UC San Diego
    “A Spatial Valence Model of Political Participation in China”
  • Poe Yu-ze Wan, Professor, NSYSU
    “Outsourcing Participatory Democracy: A Critical Examination of the Top-Down Participatory Budgeting Experiences in Taiwan”
  • Rou-Lan Chen, Professor, NSYSU
    “Prospect of Taiwan’s Economic Globalization Under the Scope of Taiwan's and US's Party Turnover”
  • Jack Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, UC San Diego
    “Trade Interdependence and Chinese Uses of Economic and Military Coercion”

10:30 ‐ 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 ‐ 12:30 Methodological and Moral Issues in Studying China (Chairman, Richard Madsen, Professor, UC San Diego)

  • Yiqing Xu, Professor, UC San Diego
    “How Much Should We Trust Estimates from Multiplicative Interaction Models? Simple Tools to Improve Empirical Practice”
  • Cheng-Shan Liu, Professor, NSYSU
    “How Exploratory Political Studies Advances Our Understanding about Politics: A Thick Data Approach”
  • Chiahao Hsu, Professor, NSYSU
    “The Moral Dilemmas of Confucianizing Human Rights in Contemporary China”