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Asian Survey (2024) 64 (2): 246–255.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Dafydd Fell This article reviews the key political developments in Taiwan in 2023. Although no elections were held this year, elections dominated the political agenda. Once the candidates were selected, the main parties debated a range of issues, including Taiwan’s international relations...
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Asian Survey (2024)
Published: 23 January 2024
...Chia-hung Tsai; Alastair Iain Johnston; George Yin The central issue in Taiwan’s politics revolves around the island’s relationship with China. The three major parties—the Kuomintang, Democratic Progressive Party, and Taiwan People’s Party—take different positions on this, and their supporters...
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Asian Survey (2023) 64 (1): 54–78.
Published: 31 October 2023
...T.Y. Wang; Su-feng Cheng President Biden’s remarks that his administration is willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan appear to be a significant deviation from Washington’s long-standing policy of “strategic ambiguity.” Critics warn that such a clear pledge is likely to bolster...
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Asian Survey (2023) 63 (6): 952–979.
Published: 05 October 2023
...Timothy S. Rich; Vasabjit Banerjee; Benjamin Tkach How does Russia’s invasion of Ukraine affect Taiwanese perceptions about their own defense? Despite frequent comparisons of the war in Ukraine with a potential invasion of Taiwan, existing analyses do not directly measure Taiwanese public...
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Asian Survey (2023) 63 (2): 311–323.
Published: 01 April 2023
... of California 2023 US foreign policy China Taiwan Korea Japan India Last year’s review observed that the Asia policy of the Biden administration showed both continuity and change with respect to previous administrations ( Roehrig 2022 ). In terms of continuity, in its first year...
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Asian Survey (2023) 63 (2): 247–257.
Published: 01 April 2023
...T. Y. Wang Taiwan had an eventful year in 2022. Cross-Strait tensions increased dramatically after Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei. China’s belligerent actions in response have invited international condemnation and triggered more official engagements between Taiwan and the global community...
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Asian Survey (2022) 62 (1): 62–72.
Published: 09 February 2022
...T.Y. Wang China heightened its military pressure on Taiwan, but president Tsai In-wen defiantly resisted Beijing’s coercion and overcame domestic criticism. With a cooperative public and international support, Taipei quelled an unexpected COVID-19 outbreak. The bullish economy continues...
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Asian Survey (2021) 61 (3): 388–410.
Published: 01 June 2021
...T. Y. Wang; Su-Feng Cheng Research has shown that major international events can produce a “rally ’round the flag” effect that boosts citizens’ support for an American president. This study examines such an effect in Taiwan, when the country was confronted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We find...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 inherited...
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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...