MATSUDA Yasuhiro,

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Research Theme : Politics and Foreign Relations in China and Taiwan, Cross-Strait Relations


Yasuhiro Matsuda is Associate Professor of the Institute for Advanced
Studies on Asia (Previously Institute of Oriental Culture) of the
University of Tokyo. He spent sixteen years in the National Institute
for Defense Studies, Japan Defense Agency/Ministry of Defense, as
Assistant or Senior Research Fellow. In 2008, he moved to the
Institute of Oriental Culture of the University of Tokyo. He received
his Ph.D. in Graduate School of Law at Keio University, in Tokyo. In
the meantime, he has served as a visiting research fellow at the
Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong (1994-96), Asia-Pacific Center
for Security Studies or APCSS in Hawaii (2000), the Henry L. Stimson
Center in Washington, DC (2000), Division of Strategic and
International Studies, Taiwan Research Institute in Taipei (2001),
US-Asia Institute in Washington, DC (2006), and Center for Japanese
Studies, Fudan University in Shanghai (2007). He is specializing in
political and diplomatic history of Asia, politics and foreign
relations in the PRC and Taiwan, and the Cross-Strait Relations.

Biography

Teaching

Research Achivements

    Edited Books

  • Limaye, Satu P. and Yasuhiro Matsuda, eds. Domestic Determinants and Security Policy-Making in East Asia: The National Institute for Defense Studies and Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies,Honolulu, 2002. [Link]
  • Articles and Book Chapters

  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "The Strategic Impact of the Taiwan Issue on the U.S.-Japan Alliance."Japanese Vies on China and Taiwan: Implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance, China Power Project, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), Washington D.C. 2018.3. [Link]
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "Trump Administration’s Impact on the Cross-Strait Relations."The Prospect Foundation & SSDP 2017 Dialogue, Taipei 2017.5. [Link]
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "Taiwan’s New DPP Administraition: Its Impact on the Cross-Strait Relations and Japan’s Strategic Choices."Paper Presentetd to Japan’s Grand Strategic Choices, Program GEAS-Einstein Visiting Fellow Workshop, Graduate School of East Asian Studies, Freie Universität Berlin 2016.6.
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "Cross-Strait Relations under the Ma Ying-jeou Administration(2008-2013): From Economic to Political Dependence?"Journal of Contemporary East Asia Studies: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), 4, no. 2 2015.9: 3-35. [Link]
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "How to Understand China’s Assertiveness since 2009: Hypotheses and Policy Implications." Strategic Japan: New Approaches to Foreign Policy and the U.S.-Japan Alliance. Edited by Michael J. Green and Zack Cooper: Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield,, 2014.10 : 7-33. [Link]
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "How to Understand China’s Assertiveness since 2009: Hypotheses and Policy Implications."Working Paper for Strategic Japan Project: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) 2014.4. [Link]
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "“Japan-Taiwan Relations under DPJ and KMT Administrations in International Context”, “Summary and Conclusion: Japanese Papers”." Ocean Policy Research Foundation and Prospect Foundation, Japan and Taiwan in a New Era:Possible Effects and Influences towards Its Relationship: Ocean Policy Research Foundation, 2013.: 118-136.
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "Understanding Japan’s Strategy toward China." China’s Domestic Politics and Foreign Policies and Major Countries’ Stategies toward China. Edited by Jung-Ho Bae and Jae H. Ku eds: Seol: Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU), 2012.12 : 365-391. [Link]
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "Engagement and Hedging: Japan’s Strategy toward China."SAIS Review XXXII, no. 2 2012.: 109-119.
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "“Taiwan’s Partisan Politics and Its Impact on U.S.-Taiwanese Relations,”."社會科學研究(東京大学社会科学研究所紀要) 63, no. 3・4 2011.12: 73-94. [Link]
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "Taiwan in the China-Japan-US Triangle." Getting the Triangle Straight: Managing China-Japan-US Relations. Edited by Gerald Curtis, Ryosei Kokubun and Wang Jisi: Japan Center for International Exchange, 2010.: 123-143. [Link]
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "The Prospect of China Up to 2020: A View from Japan." Bridging Strategic Asia: The Rise of India in East Asia and the Implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance. Edited by Derek J. Mitchell. Washington, D.C.: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 2009.: 1-16. [Link]
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "The Prospect of China Up to 2020: A View from Japan." Bridging Strategic Asia: The Rise of India in East Asia and the Implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance. Edited by Derek J. Mitchell. Washington, D.C.: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 2009.: 1-16. [Link]
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "Diplomatic Rise or Transformation?: Assessing China’s Diplomatic Power and Influence in the 21st Century.", MA, USA: Paper for Presentation at a Workshop on Assessing China’s Rise : Power and Influence in the 21st Century, MIT Faculty Club, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2009.
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "Diplomatic Rise or Transformation?: Assessing China’s Diplomatic Power and Influence in the 21st Century."Presentation at a Workshop on Assessing China’s Rise : Power and Influence in the 21st Century: MIT Faculty Club, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA 2009.2.
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "Security Relations between Japan and the PRC in the Post-Cold War Era." Sino-Japanese Relations: The Need for Conflict Prevention and Management. Edited by Niklas Swanström and Ryosei Kokubun. Newcaltle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.: 66-93. [Link]
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "Security Relations between Japan and the PRC in the Post-Cold War Era." Sino-Japanese Relations: The Need for Conflict Prevention and Management. Edited by Niklas Swanström and Ryosei Kokubun. Newcaltle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.: 66-93. [Link]
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "Domestic Political Determinants of China’s External Behavior."China’s Rise and Its Limitations: China at the Crossroads, Proceedings of the NIDS International Symposium on Security Affairs, Tokyo: National Insitute for Defense Studies 2007.12: 33-57. [Link]
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "Domestic Political Determinants of China’s External Behavior."China’s Rise and Its Limitations: China at the Crossroads, Proceedings of the NIDS International Symposium on Security Affairs, Tokyo: National Insitute for Defense Studies 2007.: 33-57. [Link]
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "New Developments in Japan-China-Taiwan Relations in the Post-Cold War Period: Japan as< <a Reactive Balancer>>.", Beijing: Paper for Workshop on Japan, Taiwan and Security Environment in Asia, Held by Harvard University Asia Center, Henry L. Stimson Center and the Kennedy School at Harvard 2007.
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "Security Relations between Japan and the PRC: Implications for Regional Security and Taiwan Conundrum."The need for conflict management and conflict prevention in Sino-Japanese relations: The Silk Road Studies Program and Keio University Global Security Research Institute 2007.3.
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "An Essay on China’s Military Diplomacy: Examination of Intentions in Foreign Strategy."NIDS Security Reports, no. 7 2006.12. [Link]
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "Security Relations between Japan and the PRC: Past, Present, and Prospects."Paper Presentation at a seminar co-organized by The National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS), Tokyo, Japan and Centre asie ifri: France Ifri 2006.6.
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "Taiwan’s Roles in the Structural Changes of Japan-China Relations: Substance and Image of Japan’s Taiwan Policy.": Annual Meeting of Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 2006.4.
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "Japan’s Changing View and Policy toward Taiwan: With Public Support, Without a Comprehensive Strategy."Paper for Presentation at the Conference on “Japan’s Foreign and Security Policies: Alternatives, Drivers, and Implications”: Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) 2005.10.
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "Structural Changes in Japan-China Relations: A Japanese Perspective."Proceedings of the International Conference on China and the Emerging Asian Century: Organised by Institute of Strategic Studies (ISS) in Collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan 2005.9: 156-167.
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "Taiwan’s Presidential Election in 2004: Its Impact on the PRC-Taiwan Relations.": the European Association of Taiwan Studies Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 2004.4.
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "Changing Relations between the PRC and Taiwan: Impact on Security in Northeast Asia and Japan." Handbook: Japan-Taiwan Research Forum II: College of Social Science, Taiwan University, 2002.12 : 5-21.
  • Conference Proceedings

  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "The Prospects of Sino-Japanese Relations: From Rivalry to Cooperation?" Presented at the Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI) Sponcered Lecture Series, Yenching Academy of Peking University, April 23 2019. [Link]
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "A Dilemma between Security & Economy: Japan’s Strategy for the ‘New Cold-War’." Presented at the School of Languages Litatures Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University, March 15 2019. [Link]
  • MATSUDA, Yasurhiro. "A Dilemma between Security & Economy: Japan’s Strategy for the ‘New Cold-War’." Presented at the Australian Institute of International Affairs, Camberra, March 13 2019. [Link]
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "A Dilemma between Security & Economy: Japan’s Strategy for the ‘New Cold-War’." Presented at the The Centre for International Security Studies (CISS), The University of Sydney, March 12 2019. [Link]
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "Sino-Japanese Relations Are More Stabele than They Seem." Presented at the East-West Center Washington, February 28 2018. [Link]
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "The Prospects for Improved Sino-Japanese Relations Following the 19th Party Congress: Converging Interests Despite in the Same Bed, Different Dreams." Presented at the Japanese Diplomatic/Political History & Studies, Carlton University, January 24 2018.
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "How to Understand Cross-Strait Stalemate Under Xi Jinping and Tsai Ing-wen: ‘A Lost Opportunity’ or ‘The Dawn of A New Noral?’." Presented at the Cross-Strait Relations at A Juncture: Japanese and American Perspectives, Brookings Institution, March 13 2017. [Link]
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro and Naoko MIZUTANI. "New Taiwanese Government." Presented at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan, April 22 2016. [Link]
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "How to Understand China’s ‘Assertiveness’: Facts, Hypotheses, and Explanations." Presented at the Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, February 24 2016.
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "Rise of China and East Asia’s Security: The Evolving View from Japan." Presented at the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) and European Policy Centre (EPC), Brussels, January 27 2015. [Link]
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "Foreign Relations of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army: An Analysis Based on Series of China’s Defense White Paper." Presented at the Paper Presented for An Off-the Record Workshop on China’s Foreign Relations and Role in Regional Security, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., February 11 2013.
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "Foreign Relations of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army: An Analysis Based on Series of China’s Defense White Paper." Presented at the Paper Presented for An Off-the Record Workshop on China’s Foreign Relations and Role in Regional Security, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., February 11 2013.
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "Taiwan’s Roles in the Structural Changes of Japan-China Relations: Substance and Image of Japan’s Taiwan Policy." Presented at the Annual Meeting of Association for Asian Studies (AAS), San Francisco Marriott Hotel, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 9 2006.
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro. "Taiwan’s Presidential Election in 2004: Its Impact on the PRC-Taiwan Relations." Presented at the the European Association of Taiwan Studies Conference, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, April 18 2004.
  • Magazine Articles

  • Skulley, Mark. "China-US Tensions: the View from Japan."bluenotes: ANZ (2019.4): 18 April 2019. [Link]
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "Indo-Pacific 'Strategies' and Their Implication for Taiwan: A Japanese perspective."Global Taiwan Brief: Global Taiwan Institute 4, no. 3 (2019.2): February 13, 2019. [Link]
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "Japan-Taiwan Relations under Beijing’s Watchful Eye."East Asia Forum, Economics, Politics and Public Policy, May 6, 2017: East Asia and the Pacific (2017.5). [Link]
  • Newspaper

  • Chris Zappone, Felicity Lewis, Nigel Gladstone and David Wroe. "Dassling, Jamming and the International Race to Stake out Space." Explainer July 14 2019, SPACE. [Link]
  • Zappone, Chris. "New ‘Cold war’ could claim Chinese Students, says Japanese lecture." The Sydney Morning Herald March 23 2019. [Link]
  • Lee Jeong-ho,. "Why Thailand Could Be the Big Winner as China and Japan Start to Work Together." South China Morning Post October 26 2018, diplomacy. [Link]
  • Tobin, Meaghan. "What Asia Thinks (But Won’t Say) about Trump Ditching Nuclear Treaty with Russia." South China Morning Post October 24 2018, topic. [Link]
  • MATSUDA, Yasuhiro. "Free Flow of Talents, Goods and Information Essential." China Daily May 9 2018, opinion. [Link]
  • Isabel Reylolds, Emi Nobuhiro, Yasuhiro Matsuda. "Top China Envoy Makes Rare Japan Visit." Bloomberg April 15 2018. [Link]
  • Li, Tor Ching. "Japan, Taiwan Poised for New Era in Ties." The Straits Times May 3 2016, News analysis. [Link]
  • Matsuda, Yasuhiro 「Japan-Taiwan Relations in the New DPP Era」 『Asia Pacific Bulletin(East West Center)』 2016.2.11 、No. 334. [Link]
  • Clavel, Teru. "In an Age of Global Terrorism, What Do We Tell the Children." The Japan Times November 26 2015. [Link]
  • Kwok, Kristine. "China and Japan Mending Frail Relationship One Step at a Time." South China Morning Post January 11 2015, China-Japan relations / Focus. [Link]

Contact

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