Rendevous with Destiny? What Xi Jinping’s Third Term Means for Taiwan and the United States
Dr. Antonina Luszczykiewicz
Fulbright Senior Scholar
Indiana University, Bloomington
Dr. Antonina Luszczykiewicz will present possible scenarios for Taiwan and the United States after Xi Jinping’s re-election and the American midterm elections of 2022. She will explore the domestic challenges facing Beijing, Taipei, and Washington, and will analyze their impact on the Indo-Pacific and the future of the international order, asking if China’s “reunification” with Taiwan is a historical inevitability, as stated by Xi and every other leader of the PRC since Mao.
Dr. Antonina Luszczykiewicz is a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Indiana University, Bloomington, and a founding director of the Taiwan Lab research center at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Educated as a specialist in political and cultural history of China, India, and China-India relations, she has published three books and a wide range of articles focusing on China–India relations and the United States, the image of Indians and Chinese in literature and film, and the Cold War discourses and narratives in the Asian context. She is currently a non-resident fellow of the Taiwan Center for Security Studies at the National Chengchi University in Taiwan.
The China Seminar was founded by Dr. Daniel W.Y. Kwok 45 years ago. Under his guidance, it became a signature program of the Friends of the East-West Center (FEWC) in 2009. The program provides an informal venue for China experts, such as scholars, diplomats, and journalists, to present talks on aspects of China that interest the community and members of the Friends. Topics include politics, economics, social issues, history, culture, food, arts, and many other subjects. Though Dr. Kwok has recently retired from his involvement with the program, the FEWC and the East-West Center remain committed to continuing this important program.