This study summarizes critical factors that influence a voter’s choice between the appellations “Taiwan” and “Republic of China,” a subject that has not been systematically studied so far. When the legitimacy of “Republic of China” is considered, Taiwanese voters’ political identity pattern reveals itself to be more complicated than simply a choice between unification with China and independence.
Taiwanese Voters’ Political Identification Profile, 2013–2014: Becoming One China or Creating a New Country?
Frank Cheng-Shan Liu is a Professor at the Institute of Political Science at National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. His research interests mainly reside in political communication, voting behavior, and political identities. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Frank Cheng-Shan Liu; Taiwanese Voters’ Political Identification Profile, 2013–2014: Becoming One China or Creating a New Country?. Asian Survey 1 October 2016; 56 (5): 931–957. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.5.931
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