Sheu, Jyh-Shyang 許智翔

Research Fellow at the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT)


Sheu, Jyh-Shyang, born in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, studied International Politics at the National Chung-Hsing University, where in 2009 he earned his Master degree with a thesis in his major field: Security and Strategy. From September 2008 to July 2009, he studied at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen as an exchange student. During the exchange program, he studied German and collected a lot of material for his Master thesis. Besides he found that he loves the study environment in Tübingen. Therefore, after his graduate studies, he decided to keep his academic career going.

Current Research Project:

Sheu Jyh-Shyang is working on his Ph.D. project “A study on the establishment of Confidence-Building Measures across the Taiwan Strait and the possible role of the EU”. The objectives of the project are to observe and analyze the process of cross-strait Confidence Building-Measures (CBMs), and to find a role that the European Union may play in the process. Thus, Sheu Jyh-Shyang tries to analyze the following questions: Are there any necessary preconditions for Cross-Strait CBMs still lacking and if so, which ones? How could Taiwan and China put the necessary preconditions in place?
And how could useful CBMs thus be built?
Additionally, Sheu will analyse the role that the EU may play in the process, approaching the topic from the point of view of the international system and international structure.