Dr. Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao is Chairman of the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation and Chairman of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at National Chengchi University. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow with the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica and a Professor of Sociology at National Taiwan University and National Sun Yat-Sen University. Hsiao is also Chair Professor of Hakka Studies, National Central University. He served as National Policy Advisor to the President of Taiwan between 1996 and 2006, and is currently Senior Advisor to the President of Taiwan. His recent publications include Middle Class, Civil Society and Democracy in East Asia (2019), Citizens, Civil Society and Heritage-making in Asia (2017) and Coping with China Risk: The Challenge to Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese Firms (2016).