Freiberg Colloquium: Insights into Taiwan and its geopolitical role in a multilateral world order

Speakers: Dr Wolfgang Reimer & Meng-Chun Lee, Geokompetenzzentrum Freiberg e.V.

Taiwan, which was recently shaken by one of the most violent earthquakes in recent years, lies not only in the field of tension of plate tectonics, but also in that of global geopolitics. China sees Taiwan as a renegade province and is trying to cast a spell over the country with open provocation and subtle methods. What kind of country is it that has risen to become the market leader in ultra-modern semiconductors with the Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which will soon be setting up a plant in Dresden? A country that preserves the cultural heart of China in its palace museum with incredible art treasures spanning five millennia? A country between modernity and tradition. The lecture provides an insight into the landscapes, cities and people that make up Taiwan and introduces the geopolitical role of Taiwan. We will take a look at the constellation of the major powers and their allies in defence against, or as a means of settling, the next major global conflict. The speakers, a Taiwanese woman and a German, will also comment on how they have each experienced the other's country and what they appreciate about it.

Venue: TU Bergakademie Freiberg, large lecture theatre of the Abraham-Gottlob-Wernerbau,
Brennhausgasse 14 in Freiberg

Free admission

Taiwan city life
Taiwan – ein Land zwischen Tradition und Moderne: Viele Menschen, viel Technik und viel Mobilität

The Freiberg Colloquium is a series of lectures organised by the Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology, the Saxon State Archives/Mining Archives Freiberg, the Saxon Mining Authority, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, the Helmholtz Institute for Resource Research, terra mineralia and the Geokompetenzzentrum Freiberg e.V. (Freiberg Geocompetence Centre).

Partner des Freiberger Kolloquiums