中央研究院政治學研究所中央研究院政治學研究所
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02-26525312
yushanwu@gate.sinica.edu.tw

Yu-Shan Wu

Distinguished Research Fellow

Ph.D. in political science, University of California, Berkeley

研究領域 :

Comparative transition of formerly socialist countries, constitutional engineering, international and cross-Strait relations, Russian and East European studies



Yu-Shan Wu joined the IPSAS in 2002 as one of the founding members and the first director of the Institute. He is now a distinguished research fellow and director of the IPSAS. He is also a jointly appointed professor at the Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University (NTU). He was convener of political science at the National Science Council (NSC) in Taiwan and Secretary General of the Chinese Political Science Association (Taipei). Among the many academic awards he received are the Outstanding Researcher Award (NSC), Lifetime Academic Award (Ministry of Education), Distinguished Research Award (NSC, three-time recipient), and Outstanding Teaching Award (NTU). His major interests are in political and economic transitions in former socialist countries, democratic consolidation and constitutional engineering in nascent democracies, and theories of international relations and Cross-Taiwan Strait relations. He is a leading figure in the study of comparative semi-presidentialism and theorization of cross-Strait research in Taiwan. His area focuses are Taiwan, mainland China, Eastern Europe and Russia. He has authored and edited fifteen books and published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. His recent books are Semi-Presidentialism and Democracy (co-edited with Robert Elgie and Sophia Moestrup, 2011), In Search of China’s Development Model: Beyond the Beijing Consensus (co-edited with S. Philip Hsu and Suisheng Zhao, 2011), Where is Power? Semi-presidentialism in Multiple Perspectives (co-edited with Yu-chung Shen, 2012), and Political Science: The State of the Discipline (co-edited with Jih-wen Lin and Tse-kang Leng, 2013).

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02-26525326
yunhan@gate.sinica.edu.tw

Yun-han Chu

Distinguished Research Fellow

Ph.D. in political science, University of Minnesota

研究領域 :

political methodology, quantitative methods, comparative politics, survey research, voting behavior, and political institution



Yun-han Chu is is Distinguished Research Fellow of Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica and Professor of Political Science at National Taiwan University. He serves concurrently as president of Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. Professor Chu received his Ph. D. in political science from the University of Minnesota and joined the faculty of National Taiwan University in 1987. He was a visiting associate professor at Columbia University in 1990-1991. He served as Director of Programs of the Institute for National Policy Research, Taiwan's leading independent think tank, from 1989 to 1999. Professor Chu specializes in politics of Greater China, East Asian political economy and democratization. He has been the Coordinator of Asian Barometer Survey, a regional network of survey on democracy, governance and development covering more than seventeen Asian countries. Prof. Chu was former president of Chinese Association of Political Science (Taipei) in 2002-2004, a member of the International Council of the Asia Society between 2001 and 2007, and a member of the Council of American Political Science Association (2009~2011). He was recently elected an Academician of Academia Sinica, the country's highest academic honor, in July 2012. He currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Democracy, Pacific Affairs, China Review, Journal of Contemporary China, International Studies Perspectives, and Journal of East Asian Studies. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of fifteen books. Among his recent English publications are How East Asians View Democracy (Columbia University Press, 2008) Citizens, Elections and Parties in East Asia (Lynne Reinner, 2008), Dynamics of Local Governance in China During the Reform Era (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, 2010) and Democracy in East Asia: A New Century (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).

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02-29384514
chihuang@nccu.edu.tw

Chi Huang

Research Fellow (joint appointment)

Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington

研究領域 :

political methodology, quantitative methods, comparative politics, survey research, voting behavior, and political institution



Chi Huang (PhD, Indiana University, 1986; University Chair Professor, Professor of Political Science/Research Fellow of the Election Study Center, National Chengchi University, Adjunct Research Fellow at IPSAS) .

Chi HUANG is a University Chair Professor and Professor of Political Science/Research Fellow of the Election Study Center and at National Chengchi University. His research interests focus on political methodology and comparative politics, especially on survey research, quantitative methodology, electoral systems and voting behavior. He has published articles in international and Asian political science journals such as APSR, AJPS, JOP, CPS, JCR, PRQ, Asian Survey, Electoral Studies, Party Politics, Chinese Political Science Review, Taiwanese Political Science Review, Issues & Studies, and Japanese Journal of Electoral Studies, etc. He co-founded the Conference Group on Taiwan Studies (CGOTS) in the American Political Science Association, and also co-founded the Institute for Political Methodology (IPM) in Taiwan. He initiated the inter-university large-scale survey project of the Taiwan’s Election and Democratization Study (TEDS) and has chaired its Planning Committee since its inception in 2000. He is co-author of the book Regression Analysis of Categorical and Limited Dependent Variables (Wunan 2012), editor of Taiwan’s Elections and Democratization Study (TEDS): Its Methodology in Retrospect and Prospect (Wunan, 2013), and co-editor of the following books: Inherited Rivalry: Conflict Across the Taiwan Strait (Lynn Rienner, 1995), Level-of-Analysis Effects on Political Research (Weber, 2001), The Consequences of Electoral System Change: Methodological Perspectives (Wunan, 2008), and Mixed-Member Electoral Systems in Constitutional Context: Taiwan, Japan, and Beyond (The University of Michigan Press, forthcoming).

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02-26525330
ljw@sinica.edu.tw

Jih-wen Lin

Research Fellow

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

研究領域 :

Methodology and quantitative methods, comparative political institutions, game theory



My research focuses on formal theory and political institutions. In the past few years I have integrated rational choice theory into comparative institutional studies and used Taiwan as the major case to investigate the choice and consequences of institutions. Following that line, my publication covers several areas (please see my C.V. for details) . First, I have been studying electoral institutions - the single nontransferable vote in particular - and their political consequences, in arenas like territorial division, party system, and democratization. Second, I am interested in semi-presidentialism, especially its typology and outcomes. I found that, being an institution that satisfies most easily the competing demands in the new democracies, semi-presidentialism actually embodies in it the post-transitional uncertainty. As the president, the premier, and the parliament all have some claims to legitimacy, the institution works in ways contrary to the new institutionalist hypotheses. My recent project concerns the interaction between electoral system and constitutional structure and its impact on Taiwan's governing crisis.

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02-26525331
hyshyu@gate.sinica.edu.tw

Huoyan Shyu

Professor/Research Fellow

Ph. D in Political Science, Florida State University

研究領域 :

Political Psychology, Comparative Political Culture and Behavior, Elections and Voting Behavior, Taiwanese and East Asian Politics and Behavior



Dr. Huoyan Shyu (Ph. D., FSU), a Research Fellow of Political Science in Academia Sinica as well as an adjunct Professor at National Chung Cheng University, who is a native Taiwanese and has been motivated to do political research in Taiwan. His research interest is focusing on political psychology, comparative political behavior and/or political culture, and elections and voting behavior. Geographically, Professor Shyu’s major research is currently on Taiwan politics as well as East Asian politics.

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02-27898163
carl@gate.sinica.edu.tw

Carl K. Y. Shaw

Research Fellow (Joint Appointment)

Ph. D. in political science, Yale University

研究領域 :

Political Theory, History of Political Thought



Carl K. Y. Shaw is a Research Fellow at Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences as well as IPSA, Academia Sinica. His research interests are in political theory and history of political thought. Dr. Shaw’s publications include articles in American Political Science Review, Issues and Studies, Politics, and many TSSCI journals. His current research projects are political theory of constitution-making and comparison of Hegel’s and Arendt’s ideas of political authority in post-revolutionary societies. He was a Fulbright Exchange Scholar (1998-1999) and wan the 1998 Research Excellence Award from the National Science Council, Taiwan.

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02-26525325
polclw@gate.sinica.edu.tw

Chung-li Wu

Research Fellow

Ph.D., University of New Orleans

研究領域 :

American Politics (Political Institutions), Comparative Politics, Electoral Studies, Urban and Minority Politics, International Relations



Chung-li Wu is Research Fellow, Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica, and also Adjunct Professor of Political Science, National Chung Cheng University. In the past years, my research interests have focused on three academic fields including electoral studies, party politics, and minority politics. In regard to electoral studies, the related topics have included straight-ticket and split-ticket voting, electoral stability and change/volatility, the impacts of evaluating the government performance upon electoral choices, research controversies over local factions in Taiwan's politics, political analyses of the judicial domain, and appraisals and critiques of multi-member districts with a single nontransferable voting (SNTV) system. In laying emphasis on party politics, the topics I have researched include analyzing and evaluating the candidate selection system, discussing the concept of party identification, and comparing the causes and consequences of divided and unified government at both the central and local levels with the relationship between the executive and legislative branches. In relation to minority politics, I have continued to study the political attitudes and voting behavior of African-Americans in the United States. Of particular note, I have recently made more of an attempt to cite Western theoretical perspectives, and employ them to the study of ethnic politics in Taiwan, e.g., the impacts that political empowerment may have on the political attitudes and voting behavior of minority ethnic groups, including the Hakka and Mainlanders. To sum up, while these research topics may be varied, a common thread that runs through them is that they combine Western theoretical frameworks with practical politics in Taiwan.

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02-26525301
tkleng@gate.sinica.edu.tw

Tse-Kang Leng

Research Fellow and Director

Ph.D, University of Virginia

研究領域 :

Cross-Straits Relations, Politics of Globalization, Urban Political Economy



Dr. Leng is Research Fellow of Institute of Political Science of Academia Sinica (IPSAS). He also holds a joint appointment as Professor of Political Science at National Chengchi University. Professor Leng received his Ph.D. in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in 1995. Dr. Leng was a Professor and Chair of Political Science Department of National Chengchi University. He served as Section Chief of R & D Office , and Research Fellow of Institute of International Relations at National Chengchi University. He was the Visiting Professor of Modern East Asian Research Center of Leiden University and the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. Professor Leng also served as Secretary General of Chinese Association of Political Science (CAPS Taipei). Professor Leng’s research interests include theories of international relations and cross-Straits relations, political economy of globalization, and political economy of urban development in China. His publications include : Tse-Kang Leng, “Centrally-Administered Municipalities: Locomotives of National Development” In Jae Ho Chung ed., China’s Local Administration: Traditions and Changes in the Sub-National Hierarchy ( London: Routledge: 2010), Chapter 3;Tse-Kang Leng and Yun-han Chu, ed., Dynamics of Local Governance of China during the Reform Era (New York: Roman and Littlefield, 2010 ); Gerald McBeath and Tse-Kang Leng, Governance of Biodiversity Conservation in China and Taiwan (London: Edward Elgar, 2006 ); Tse-Kang Leng, The Taiwan-China Connection: Democracy and Development Across the Taiwan Straits,( Boulder, Co: Westview Press). Professor Leng also published other book chapters and articles in major journals such as The China Journal, Asian Survey, Journal of Contemporary China, and Issues and Studies.

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02-26525327
fchiou@gate.sinica.edu.tw

Fang-Yi Chiou

Research Fellow

Ph.D. in Political Economy, Princeton University

研究領域 :

American Political Institutions, Taiwanese Legislative and Bureaucratic Politics, Comparative Political Institutions, Game Theory, and Methodology

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Dr. Chiou is Research Fellow at IPSAS. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2005, and joined at the end of 2005. One of his main research interests focuses on theoretical and empirical studies of the U.S. Congress and Taiwanese legislature. Major topics include legislative productivity and gridlock, the interplay between party discipline and the effects of filibustering, and the institutional choices of the filibusters. Another main interest is in ideal point estimation. He develops new statistical models to simultaneously estimate party pressure, party effects, and ideological preferences. It is expected that the research approaches in the study of filibustering and ideal point estimation can be applied to cross-national legislative settings.

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02-26525332
sh81@gate.sinica.edu.tw

Szu-chien Hsu

Associate Research Fellow

Ph.D., University of Columbia,New York

研究領域 :

Comparative politics, international relations



My current academic interests focus on three issues. First, I focus on studying the nature of the current political regime in China. In a book I coauthored with several other Taiwanese scholars published recently, we used “degenerative totalitarianism” to describe the main feature of the current CCP regime. My second focus is to study the role of local government in economic development in coastal China. By combining the concepts of “developmental state” and “entrepreneurial state,” I raise “market state capitalism” as an analytical concept for this issue. The third focus is on the electoral institutions generated from the grassroots democracy in rural China. By tracing the evolution of the electoral institutions, I try to explain the logic of this evolution, and probe its democratic implication.

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02-26525328
chinen@gate.sinica.edu.tw

Chin-en Wu

Associate Research Fellow and Vice Director

Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

研究領域 :

comparative political economy, institutional analysis, Income and class, contentious politics, and the political economy of development in East Asia



Chin-en Wu received his Ph. D. from the University of Michigan and joined the IPSAS in 2004. His dissertation examine how structural factors shape the influence of political regimes on economic performance. His research interests lies at the interface of politics and economy. His works were published in peer reveiw journals. His current project includes the political economy of energy and food price adjustment, political implication of income inequality, economic voting, and the political economy of contentious politics. He also serves as the prinicpalinvestigator of Summer Program of Quantitative Methodology in Political Science. 

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02-26525336
chang626@gate.sinica.edu.tw

Alex C. H.Chang

Associate Research Fellow

Ph.D., University of Iowa

研究領域 :

Formal Modeling, Political Methodology, Electoral Systems and Party Systems, Legislative Studies



My research mainly focuses on establishing general theory based on cross-national comparative studies and traditional political theories. I divide my research interests into three fields: First, I keep working on the party-legislator relations and focus on legislators’ party switching. Second, I survey the political environment of the 7th Legislative Yuan and estimate each legislator’s ideological position. Last, I introduce new quantitative analysis methods to social science and apply them to cross-national studies.

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02-26525338
nbatto@gate.sinica.edu.tw

Nathan F. Batto

Associate Research Fellow

PhD, University of California, San Diego

研究領域 :

legislative organization, electoral systems



Nathan F. Batto is associate research fellow at the Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica. He holds a MA in political science from National Chengchi University in Taipei (1999), and received his PhD from the University of California, San Diego in 2007. His doctoral dissertation explored the tension between general and parochial interests in national legislatures, using Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan as a case study. His articles have been published in journals including Legislative Studies Quarterly, Japanese Journal of Political Science, and Issues & Studies. He previously taught at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

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02-26525337
whtsai@gate.sinica.edu.tw

Wen-Hsuan Tsai

Associate Research Fellow

Ph.D, National Chengchi University

研究領域 :

Political Reform in the CCP, Political Institutions in the CCP, Comparative Politics,rnComparative Authoritarian Regimes



Wen-Hsuan Tsai, associate research fellow in the Institute of Political Science, Academic Sinica. Dr. Tsai graduated from the Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies, National Chengchi University (ROC) in June 2010. From July 2010 to August 2012, he served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science at National Chengchi University. His main academic interests are Political Reform in the CCP, Political Institutions in the CCP, Comparative Politics, and Comparative Authoritarian Regimes. He has published many articles in both Chinese and English language academic journals, and in 2011, Dr. Tsai published an academic book entitled The Logic of Political Reform in Mainland China: A Comparative Study of Sichuan, Guangdong, and Jiangsu (in Chinese), as well as a book with Prof. Chien-Wen Kou: Targeting the 18th Party Congress: The CCP’s Fifth Generation of Political Leaders (in Chinese).

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02-26525329
wenchinwu@sinica.edu.tw

Wen-Chin Wu

Assistant Research Fellow

Ph.D. Michigan State University

研究領域 :

Comparative/International Political Economy, Comparative Political Institutions, Comparative Authoritarianism, Political Methodology

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My research interests mainly cover two fields in Political Science: trade politics and democratization. The core argument in my past research is that dictators can utilize trade policies to prolong their political survival. Specifically, they can either rely on protectionism to consolidate the support of special interests groups or implement trade liberalization to neutralize threats of democratization. I find that in some cases, especially in labor-abundant dictatorships, economic globalization inhibits democratization.

 

My current research agenda is to keep investigating the political economy of dictatorships. Specifically, I aim to develop a theory on how the varieties of authoritarianism determine policy choices and outcomes under dictatorships, including economic openness, government transparency, quality of governance, and media freedom. I expect that this research agenda will not only contribute to studies on authoritarian politics, but also advance our understanding about the authoritarian resilience against democratization in China and other East Asian dictatorships.

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02-26525333
clnc@gate.sinica.edu.tw

Chang Liao, Nien-chung

Assistant Research Fellow

Ph.D., Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies, National Chengchi University

研究領域 :

International Trust, Northeast Asian Relation, Chinese Foreign Policy, Cross-Taiwan Strait Relation 



Chang Liao, Nien-chung is a assistant research fellow at the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica (IPSAS), Taipei. He received his PhD from the Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies at the National Chengchi University (2012). His research interests include international trust, East Asian relations, Chinese foreign policy, and cross-Taiwan Strait relations. His work has been published in International Affairs, Survival, Asian Survey, and Issues & Studies.

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02-2652-5315

koss@gate.sinica.edu.tw

Daniel Koss

Assistant Research Fellow

Ph.D., Harvard University

研究領域 :

Comparative Politics and History, Authoritarian Parties, State Buliding, China/Japan

 

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Dr. Daniel Koss is an assistant research fellow at the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica. He received a PhD in political science from Harvard University in 2015 and, before coming to Taipei, was a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Taking a long historical perspective, Dr. Koss works on state building and political parties, especially in the East Asian context. His current book project studies the role of political parties under authoritarianism and investigates the grassroots of the Chinese Communist Party. Asking why the Chinese state is "stronger" in some areas of its realm than in others, he is particularly interested in local government, state bureaucracy and the Communist Party. Approaching contemporary outcomes from a long historical perspective, Dr. Koss has conducted research on the Great Leap Forward (1958-1961), the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), and governance reforms of the Yongzheng Emperor (r. 1722-1735), which are the issue of his forthcoming article in The Journal of Asian Studies. He spent altogether two years conducting field research in mainland China (Shandong, Hubei, Shanxi, Beijing), Japan, and Taiwan.

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