Book Launch: "The East Asian Computer Chip War"

Book Launch: "The East Asian Computer Chip War"

Monday, 3 March 2014 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Pavilion Room, Fourth Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College
Speaker(s): 
Dr. Ming-chin Monique Chu (Oxford)
Chair: 
Dr Faisal Devji
Convenor: 
Dr. Ming-Chin Monique Chu
Discussant: 
Dr Eric Thun
Series: 
Taiwan Studies Seminar Series

Abstract: In this book launch, the author will highlight the impact of semiconductor production globalization on U.S.- China-Taiwan security relations. Described by Prof. Peter Nolan as “path-breaking,” the monograph deepens our understanding of the globalization-security nexus by transcending disciplinary boundaries between the history of science and technology, international political economy and security studies. The event will be chaired by Dr. Faisal Devji. Dr. Eric Thun will act as a discussant. Peter Sowden, editor of Asian Studies series at Routledge, will make a brief introduction.

About the speakers:

Ming-chin Monique Chu is a research fellow at St Antony's College and a postdoctoral research officer in Taiwan Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, at the University of Oxford. She received her MPhil and Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Cambridge. Her research interests include the impact of globalization on security, media in international relations, China’s sovereignty challenges, and cross-Strait relations. She is author of The East Asian Computer Chip War (Routledge, 2013) and co-editor of Globalization and Security Relations across the Taiwan Strait (with Scott L. Kastner and forthcoming with Routledge in 2014).

Faisal Devji is University Reader in Modern South Asian History and the Director of Asian Studies Centre at St Antony’s College. He is the author of four books including The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics (2009), and Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea (2013). His broader concerns have to do with ethics and violence in a globalized world.

Eric Thun is the Peter Moores University Lecturer in Chinese Business at Saїd Business School and a Fellow of Brasenose College. His primary areas of expertise are business in China and international business. He is author of Changing Lanes in China: Foreign Direct Investment, Local Governments and Auto Sector Development (2006).

Peter Sowden is the editor of Routledge Asian Studies series.