Mark Hoskin (SOAS, University of London)

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Mark is an MA student in Taiwan Studies at SOAS, University of London who is currently in the write up phase of his dissertation. This seeks to consider the drawing of the ROC’s 1947 11-Dash Line in the South China Sea through a historic basis. Beginning September 2018 in the Doctoral School of SOAS, he will continue to research historic trade patterns through East Asia in consideration of questions concerning the unintended consequences of US and UK domestic policies on China’s economy while the country has been affected by periods of conflict during early modern globalisation and global connectivity. A Fellow of The Royal Asiatic Society and a member of The Royal Institute of International Affairs, his interests in the East Asia region and its effects on the world began to mature while a ship’s and mechanical engineer working with companies in the East Asian region after spending his childhood there.