Author: Jane Winn 康涵真

Jane Winn 康涵真
Professor Jane K. Winn is a professor at University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, Washington [because otherwise people always assume I live in Washington DC]. Her teaching and research interests focus on the impact of globalization and technology innovation on commercial law in the US, EU and Asia.  She is co-author of The Law of Electronic Commerce, a leading reference book for US lawyers.   During 2016-2017, Professor Winn was a Fulbright Cross-Strait Scholar and was hosted by the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, Guanghua Law School, Zhejiang University in China and Hong Kong University in Hong Kong.

Charting the Evolution of China-Taiwan Cross-Strait Financial Services in a Sea of Digital Disruption

    Every morning when I woke up in my apartment on the campus of National Tsinghua University in Hsinchu, I was greeted by the sound of singing birds. I lived in a faculty residence inside the lush NTHU campus with its rivers, lakes and rolling hills, sheltered from Hsinchu’s urban bustle and noise. I got around the campus and nearby shops in Hsinchu on a bicycle that a faculty colleague lent to me. Temporarily disencumbered of my family, my house in Seattle and my obligations as a University of Washington faculty member, I felt like an undergraduate again. The time I spent in 1985-86 studying Chinese in Taiwan had been one of the happiest in my life. Even though so many things about my life had changed in the thirty years between my return to Taiwan, my year of Fulbright research was also one of my happiest. I was grateful every day for the privilege of being able to step away from my life in America and to step back into life in Taiwan.     I received a Cross-Strait Studies Fulbright research grant to study the integration of financial services in Greater China. For the last twenty years,

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