Developments in Politics and Economy in East Asia: Singapore as a tiny harbor in the modern society and political-economical developments in Taiwan

Singapore and Taiwan, their developments and influence in the region and in Europe, taking into account interests of China, is something we should know more about.

Two visiting lecturers from Taiwan and Singapore are visiting Tartu, whose work is focusing on these questions. 

13th of May at 14.00 Joseph Lau is giving an open lecture titled Singapore – Tiny Harbour to Modern Economy”. The lecture takes place at Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies (room 214).

Joseph C. P. Lau. A renowned introducer of the Singapore development path regarding different strategic management topics. He has master’s degree in strategic management (MBA, Univ. of Hull) and rich variety of experiences from working in different international corporations. Lau has regularly been teaching at Singapore Institute of Management, Shandong and Nanyang Technical Universities in China, Koran University in Japan, Buffalo University in the US, Copenhagen Businesss School etc. He also gives regular training in management for officials of different countries and is a Civil Service College consultant for the Singapore prime minister. Lau has been giving guest lectures in University of Tartu since 2003.

27th of May Kuo-chun Yeh from National Taiwan University is presenting one’s findings on Asian perceptions of the EU: The case of Taiwan. The lecture takes place at Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies (Lossi 36, room 307) at 14.00

Kuo-chun YEH is a professor of Economics from the National Taiwan University who received Doctoral degree in Applied Economics from the Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium). Currently he is teaching in Taiwan, Poland and Switzerland about China's Economic Strategy and Its Impact upon Asian Economy, EU-East Asia Relations, Issues on the Cross-strait Economic Development, and European Economic and Monetary Integration.

Lectures are open for participants and organized in close cooperation between J. Skytte Institute of Political Studies, School of Economics and Business Administration and Asian Centre.