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Mind the gap: Culture and political values

Mind the gap: Culture and political values

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. In The Cultural Logic of Politics in Mainland China and Taiwan, the last (posthumous) book published by Duke political scientist Tianjian Shi, Professor Shi argues that rationality is culturally embedded, and that a culturally defined normative rationality shapes people’s choices in social and political life. The...

Jonathan Sullivan14 Aug 2015Leave a comment

Wives, Husbands and Lovers: Marriage and sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan and urban China

Wives, Husbands and Lovers: Marriage and sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan and urban China

Written by Adam Horálek Davis, Deborah S., Friedman, Sara L. (eds., 2014): Wives, Husbands and Lovers: Marriage and sexuality in Hong Kong, Taiwan and urban China. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. ISBN 978-988-8208-41-8. 326 p. China has experienced not only the quickest economic development but also a very significant and rapid social...

Martin Lavicka01 Jul 2015Leave a comment

Taiwan 2016. Reading list #2: The Presidency

Taiwan 2016. Reading list #2: The Presidency

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. The ROC President is the single most visible political actor in Taiwan and much of the literature charting Taiwan’s progress towards democracy and democratic consolidation has focused on respective presidencies. Although Chiang Kai-shek cannot take any credit for the political liberalization that occurred after his...

Jonathan Sullivan13 May 2015Leave a comment

The 12th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS)

The 12th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS)

Written by Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley. The European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) held its 12th Annual Conference at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, on 8-10 April 2015. The annual EATS conference is a major academic event in the expanding field of Taiwan Studies. It offers an ideal forum for researchers from within and outside...

Jonathan Sullivan27 Apr 2015Leave a comment

Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou

Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou

Written by Ben Goren. Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou: Partisan Conflict, Policy Choices, External Constraints and Security Challenges. Jean-Pierre Cabestan & Jacques deLisle (Ed). (Abingdon: Routledge, 2014). Cabestan and deLisle’s edited volume sets out to provide the reader with a well-rounded overview of the political...

Jonathan Sullivan06 Mar 2015Leave a comment

New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan

New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Larry Diamond and Gi-Wook Shin (eds.), (2014) New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press). Taiwan and Korea share similar developmental trajectories and experiences of democratization and within comparative democratization research they have become comparators...

Jonathan Sullivan30 Jan 2015Leave a comment

Conceptions of Chinese Democracy: Reading Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, and Chiang Ching-kuo

Conceptions of Chinese Democracy: Reading Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, and Chiang Ching-kuo

Written by Adam Horálek David Joseph Lorenzo, Conceptions of Chinese Democracy: Reading Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, and Chiang Ching-kuo. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2013, x + 257 p., ISBN 978-1-4214-0917-7 Recently, the world’s eyes have focused on the development of a pro-democratic movement in Hong Kong refusing the...

Martin Lavicka27 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Why Taiwan Matters

Why Taiwan Matters

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Shelley Rigger, Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011). Millions of Taiwanese will go to the polls on Saturday Nov 29 to elect over eleven thousand public officials. It is an extraordinary democratic exercise. The many campaigns have passed off with minimal...

Jonathan Sullivan25 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Democratizing Taiwan

Democratizing Taiwan

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Democratizing Taiwan by J. Bruce Jacobs (Brill; 2012) On Saturday Nov 29, Taiwan will conduct a range of local elections that are historic in scale. The number of positions up for grabs (over eleven thousand), the size of the electorate (over 18 million) and the range of offices (from Mayor of Taipei to head of local...

Jonathan Sullivan23 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Government and Politics in Taiwan

Government and Politics in Taiwan

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Dafydd Fell, (2011) Government and Politics in Taiwan (London: Routledge). On November 29, millions of Taiwanese voters will go to the polls to choose a range of local officials in historic 9-in-1 elections. If readers find themselves bamboozled by the complexities of competition for over 11000 public positions,...

Jonathan Sullivan17 Nov 2014Leave a comment

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23 May 2016 / Norbert Francis

Yes, this was an interesting study by Chang and Lu of bilingualism and perceptions of the ...

25 May 2015 / Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

I just want to echo Gary's comments and to alert to readers who may be interested in Routl...

24 May 2015 / Gary Rawnsley

Thanks for the inclusion, Jon. Readers may also be interested in the newly published Routl...

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