Visiting scholar Mr. Richard Turcsanyi is one of the recipients of Taiwan Fellowship program with three other scholars from India, Poland and Belgium. His research period in Taiwan is from August to December, 2014. Mr. Richard Turcsanyi is a Slovak scholar who is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Institute of Asian Studies, Slovakia. His research topic is “What Power Politics? The Nature of Power Relations in the East Asia and the Position of the Republic of China (Taiwan).”
The Slovakian scholar, Mr. Richard Turcsanyi said Taiwan can play a huge role due to its geographical location. He said growing nationalism in East Asia provides little space for the government to compromise and make concessions when one country faces a conflict with another. He was commenting on disputes over the Senkaku or Diaoyu islands and the South and East China Seas.
The Taiwan Fellowship was established by Taiwan’s foreign ministry in 2010 and until today has awarded fellowships to 346 scholars from 57 countries to do research in Taiwan. For more information, please visit http://taiwanfellowship.ncl.edu.tw/eng/index.aspx