A faculty member heralds One-Belt One-Road and Islamic communication

Turkey occupies a strategic location between the East and the West along the path of China’s endeavour of One-Belt One-Road, a Journalism Department member, Senior Lecturer Shih Chien Yu, paid a two-week visit to Istanbul and Ankara to delivery seminar papers on the understanding of China, Chinese politics and Sino-Turkish relations at six academic institutions, substantiating the quest for Islamic communication in the context of changing paradigms of world order.

During his visit over the Easter holiday, 2018, Senior Lecturer Shih Chien Yu got an impression that his Turkish counterparts did not know much about China and the Chinese influence to date. Such reality therefore indicates a need to explore the dynamic of Islamic journalism and communication. Mr. Shih is currently running a new course on “new silk road and creative communication”.


Senior Lecturer S. Shih delivers a series of seminars on the understanding of China and Sino-Turkish Relations to the academics and students of six institutions during his visit to Istanbul and Ankara, which include the Middle East Technical University, Ankara University, Başkent University, Koç University, and two government-sponsored think tanks: the Center of Eurasian Studies (AVIM) and the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA).


A talk on the Cross-Taiwan Strait relations is given to the postgraduate students and faculty members of the Department of International Relations, the Middle East Technical University.


A group photo is taken with the academics and postgraduate students of the Middle East Technical University.


Senior Lecturer S. Shih (far right) presents a paper on the Political Development in Taiwan: Decolonization and Democratization, at the Asia-Pacific Research Center, Ankara University.


Another seminar on Sino-Turkish Relations is delivered for the Center of Asian Studies, Koç University in Istanbul. This university is ranked top 301-350 World University according to the Times Higher Education, and all the programs are taught in English.


Prof. Şebnem Köşer Akçapar of Koç University greets Senior Lecturer S. Shih.


Prof. Haluk Karadag of Başkent University thanks Senior Lecturer C. Shih for giving a lecture.


Paying a visit to a think tank – the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA).


Exchanging views on Sino-Turkish Relations with Dr. Murat Yesiltas (R2), Director of Security Studies at the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA). The SETA serves as the leading think tank for President Erdogan and the ruling party AKP.