HPU Professor Observes Midterm Elections In Taiwan

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 30, 2010 – Dr. Peng Deng, professor of history at High Point University, recently visited Taiwan as part of a group of scholars observing the island?s midterm elections.

The group, which consisted of scholars from the U.S., Canada, Australia, China and France, was invited by the Grand Alliance of the Three People’s Principles, and met with politicians from Taiwan’s Nationalist Party and Democratic Progress Party.

Additionally, the group observed mayoral and congressional races in five municipalities. After returning to HPU, Deng was able to share his experience with all of his classes.

“The election was by no means perfect, but it challenges all of us to be more honest and fair minded about what is going on in Taiwan,” says Deng.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.  

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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