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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Sung Deuk Hahm; Sooho Song Ever since the concept of soft power was introduced, there has been debate about what it is and how it works. We join the debate by studying how the success of Korean cultural products in Taiwan has improved the relationship between South Korea and Taiwan. The two...
Asian Survey (2021) 61 (1): 83–89.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Ching-hsin Yu Taiwan saw a series of crucial developments at home and abroad in 2020. Externally, the massive confrontations in Hong Kong were taken as justifying the ruling DPP’s anti-China cross-Strait policy. The impacts of the intense US–China trade war reshaped relations in the US–China–Taiwan...
Asian Survey (2020) 60 (6): 1006–1028.
Published: 03 December 2020
...Cal Clark; Alexander C. Tan; Karl Ho The January 2016 presidential and legislative elections in Taiwan produced a dramatic and unprecedented victory for the Democratic Progressive Party over its long-time rival, the Kuomintang. The party had never had a parliamentary majority before 2016. The...
Asian Survey (2020) 60 (3): 583–606.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Christina Lai South Korea and Taiwan are former Japanese colonies that have undergone similar processes of state-building since WWII. But they have chosen different rhetorical frameworks in their maritime disputes with Japan. In South Korea, negotiating with Japan can be viewed as threatening the...
Asian Survey (2020) 60 (1): 79–84.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Ching-Hsin Yu Externally, Taiwan in 2019 was strongly influenced by China’s campaign for unification and the collateral impacts of the trade war between the US and China. The external factors further intertwined with domestic party politics ahead of the 2020 presidential and legislative elections...
Asian Survey (2019) 59 (2): 295–314.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Chung-li Wu Using panel data on Taiwan district court verdicts from 2000 through 2015, this study examines the impact of resource inequality on corruption litigation to determine whether court decisions are politically biased. Contrary to expectations, it appears that superior resources give...
Asian Survey (2019) 59 (2): 246–271.
Published: 01 April 2019
... pushes Taiwan into the hands of Japan, China’s regional rival. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 New Southbound Policy 1992 Consensus Belt and Road Initiative Taiwan Sino-Japanese relations LINDSAY BLACK Evaluating Taiwan s New Southbound Policy Going South or...
Asian Survey (2019) 59 (1): 77–84.
Published: 01 February 2019
... presidential election. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 Taiwan DPP KMT cross-strait relations local elections TSAI CHUNG-MIN Taiwan in 2018 A Bitter Campaign and an Uncertain Future ABSTRACT President Tsai Ing-wen and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party suffered a...
Asian Survey (2018) 58 (5): 874–897.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Lev Nachman Why would opposition movement activists not support an established opposition political party? Taiwan’s 2016 presidential election is apropos. This study shows that the Democratic Progressive Party lost support from leftist activists not only because of ideological distance but because...
Asian Survey (2018) 58 (4): 704–725.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Shang-su Wu The Tsai Ing-wen administration of Taiwan has taken a different approach in various defense policies compared to its predecessor. Several military build-up projects are aimed at strengthening Taiwan’s defense in the context of China’s rising military power, but they are unlikely to...
Asian Survey (2018) 58 (3): 486–510.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the national and local levels in Taiwan. © 2018 by The Regents of the University of California 2018 political dynasties family politics representation electoral competition Taiwan NATHAN F. BATTO Legacy Candidates in Taiwan Elections, 2001 2016 Just a Bunch of Bullies ABSTRACT Since...
Asian Survey (2018) 58 (1): 73–79.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Chung-Min Tsai President Tsai Ing-wen has been plagued by controversial domestic issues, and her popularity has fallen significantly. While economic growth in Taiwan has increased, inequality and deteriorating cross-Strait relations have been hard on the ruling party. Tsai needs to work with the...
Asian Survey (2017) 57 (6): 1135–1158.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Denny Roy The widely believed notion that Taiwan will inevitably submit to rule by Beijing is not politically, economically, or strategically well grounded. Despite its economic influence and growing military might, China’s ability to compel involuntary unification is far from certain if Taiwan’s...
Asian Survey (2017) 57 (4): 641–664.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba; Chien-Kai Chen Regime type—from authoritarian to democratic—is an important factor in determining the politics of aging and can explain why Singapore has embraced a “Confucian welfare state” model that emphasizes society’s responsibility, while Taiwan has gone from a similar...
Asian Survey (2017) 57 (3): 475–503.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Austin Horng-En Wang To repress growing regional/national identity in Taiwan, China applies rationalist strategies, including economic incentives and military threats. Analysis of the Taiwan National Security Survey in 2003–2015 shows that China’s carrot and stick policies negatively correlate with...
Asian Survey (2017) 57 (2): 271–296.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Kimberly L. Wilson How do states determine which geographical areas will be included in their territorial and maritime claims? This article uses an in-depth case study of Taiwan’s South China Sea claim to argue that national identity, as played out through party politics, is a dominant factor...
Asian Survey (2017) 57 (2): 343–367.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Ming-Sho Ho; Chun-Hao Huang This article examines the development of “movement parties” in Taiwan by applying the political opportunity perspective to understand how external conditions impacted their electoral path. We explain the rise and fall of movement parties by changes in electoral system...
Asian Survey (2017) 57 (1): 111–118.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Dennis V. Hickey; Emerson M. S. Niou The opposition Democratic Progressive Party won decisive victories in the Legislative Yuan and presidential elections. Despite these victories, 2016 proved to be a difficult year for Taiwan’s new ruling party. As 2016 drew to a close, polls showed that most of...
Asian Survey (2016) 56 (5): 931–957.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Frank Cheng-Shan Liu 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...
Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 57–67.
Published: 01 February 2016
.... © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Taiwan KMT DPP presidential election China DENNIS V. HICKEY AND EMERSON NIOU Taiwan in 2015 A Turning Point? ABSTRACT In 2015, Taipei s relations with Washington moved forward in parallel with the improvements in cross-Strait...