John W. Tai

Professorial Lecturer
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John Tai has more than 20 years of government, think tank, academic, consulting, and research experience in East Asian Studies, religious freedom, civil society, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), K-12 education, and professional training. He continues to write on China and Taiwan, and is a frequent lecturer on Chinese politics at the Foreign Service Institute.


Ph.D. in Political Science, George Washington University
M.A. in East Asian Studies, George Washington University


Tai, J. (2015). Building Civil Society in Authoritarian China. Springer.

Classes Taught

IAFF 6302 Taiwan: Internal Development and Foreign Policy
IAFF 3186 Taiwan: What is the Big Deal?