Soft Power in A Hard Time: A Cultural Perspective on Cross-Strait Relations

August 28, 2012

Lung Yingtai, Minister of Culture for R.O.C. (Taiwan)

Lung Yingtai, Minister of Culture, R.O.C., (Taiwan) is a celebrated writer, literary critic and public intellectual. Having written 30 books, Lung not only has a large number of devoted readers in her native Taiwan, but her works also have great influence in the Chinese-language world in Hong Kong, China, and North America. After receiving her doctorate in English Literature from Kansas State University, Lung Yingtai taught in several universities, including City University of New York, Taiwan Central University and the University of Heidelberg. During her 13 years' sojourn in Europe, Lung was a regular contributor to newspapers such as theFrankfurter Allgemeinung Zeitung and the Berlin Tageszeitung. Lung Yingtai became Taiwan's inaugural Minister of Culture in May, 2012

Sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution