Miller Center

Rethinking the Triangle: Washington-Beijing-Taipei

Brantly  Womack Brantly Womack
Admiral Joseph W. Prueher Admiral Joseph W. Prueher
Ren  Xiao Ren Xiao
Leng  Tse-Kang Leng Tse-Kang

Speakers: Brantly Womack, Admiral Joseph W. Prueher, Ren Xiao, Leng Tse-Kang
Date: March 28, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM

Taiwan’s future is with China, not against it. However, no new image of the triangular relationship of Washington, Beijing, and Taipei has replaced the security triangle formed during the Cold War era. This public panel will feature three perspectives from experts from China, Taiwan, and the United States in an attempt to explore a new paradigm for these interrelationships based on inclusiveness and opportunity rather than each hedging against increasingly unlikely crises. It will be chaired by the former commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Command during the Strait Crises of 1995-1996 and later ambassador to China.

  • REN Xiao is director at the Center for the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy and professor of international politics at the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. His publications include New Frontiers of Chinese Foreign Policy (2011), U.S.-China-Japan Triangular Relationship (2002), and New Perspectives on International Relations Theory (2001).
  • LENG Tse-Kang is deputy director and research fellow, Institute of Political Science Academia Sinica and professor of political science, National Chengchi University, Taiwan. He is the author of Dynamics of Local Governance of China during the Reform Era(2010), Globalizing Taipei (2003), and The Taiwan-China Connection (1996).
  • Brantly Womack is the C. K. Yen Chair at the Miller Center and professor of foreign affairs in the department of politics at the University of Virginia. His publications includeChina Among Unequals (2010), China’s Rise in Historical Perspective (2010), and China and Vietnam: The Politics of Asymmetry (2006).

Session Chair Admiral Joseph Prueher was commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, 1996-1999; U.S. ambassador to China, 1999-2001; and James Schlesinger Distinguished Professor, the Miller Center, 2009-2011.

Lunch will be available for persons staying for the afternoon symposium. Please RSVP to by noon on Tuesday, March 26 so we can place an accurate lunch order. 

The International Workshop is made possible through the generosity of the following University of Virginia divisions: the East Asia Center, the Miller Center, the Center for International Studies, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Politics Department.