This online roundtable explores the traditional and non-traditional dimensions of Taiwan’s historic and contemporary ties with Southeast Asia. This roundtable provides a comprehensive assessment of how Taiwan’s relations with Southeast Asia have evolved across the spectrum, from people-to-people ties and common bonds found in culture and religion to economic integration between Taiwan and the region. The briefing series highlights the longstanding relationships between Taiwan and Southeast Asian nations to contextualize these critical linkages for scholars and policymakers alike as the Tsai administration embarks on future phases of its New Southbound Policy.
Read the first two essays in this roundtable.
1. Rediscovering an Old Relationship:
Taiwan and Southeast Asia's Long, Shared History
2. Repositioning Taiwan in Southeast Asia:
Strategies to Enhance People-to-People Copnnectivity
By Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao and Alan H. Yang