Xun Wei Siah

Academic Year: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
University of Tokyo
Project Title: 
Deconstructing Chinese Mainland-Taiwan Peace Proposals through Constructivism

Xun Wei is a PhD candidate at the University of Tokyo in Japan. He holds a M.S. in Public Policy from Fudan University in Shanghai, China and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. He has also attended exchange programs at the University of Hong Kong and National Chengchi University in Taiwan. His research interests encompass cross-strait relations and more broadly, East Asian politics. Currently, he is investigating the Hong Kong factor in the prospects of either Chinese unification or Taiwanese independence; the relevance of “One Country, Two Systems” and various two-state models to untangling the deadlock in Greater China; and whether the operationalization of a “civilization-state” could be the alternative so urgently needed in peacebuilding. Afterward, he plans to study Japan’s record and potential as a mediator between Mainland China and Taiwan. Xun Wei has been a recipient of both the Chinese Government Scholarship and the Japanese Government Scholarship.