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Select Bibliography on Taiwan’s Party Politics

  • Cheng, Tun-jen and Yung-ming Hsu (2002). “Strategic Voting, the Third Party, and a Non-Durvergerian Outcome: the March 2000 Election in Historical and Comparative Perspectives.” In Bruce J. Dickson and Chien-min Chao, eds., Lee’s Legacy and Its Implications of New Administration (pp.148-174). NY: ME Sharp.
  • Chin, Ko-lin (2003). Heijin: Organized Crime, Business, and Politics in Taiwan, Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
  • Dickson, Bruce (1996). “The Kuomintang before Democratization: Organizational Change and the Role of Elections.” In Tien Hong-mao ed., Taiwan’s Electoral Politics and Democratic Transition: Riding the Third Wave. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
  • Fell, Dafydd (2005). Party Politics in Taiwan. London and NY: Routledge.
  • Fell, Dafydd (2009). “Lessons of Defeat: A Comparison of Taiwanese Ruling Parties’ Responses to Electoral Defeat. ” Asian Politics and Policy, Vol.1, No.4, pp. 660-681.
  • Fell, Dafydd, Henning Kloeter and Bi-yu Chang , eds. (2006). What has changed? Taiwan Before and After the Change in Ruling Parties. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
  • Herschensohn, Bruce (2006). Taiwan: The Threatened Democracy.  Los Angeles: World Ahead.
  • Hsieh, John Fuh-sheng. (2002). “Change and Continuity in Taiwan’s Electoral Politics.” In John Hsieh and David Newman, eds., How Asia Votes (pp.32-49). New York: Chatham House Publishers.
  • Jacobs, J. Bruce (2008).“Local Politics in Rural Taiwan under Dictatorship and Democracy. Norwalk, CT: East Bridge
  • Jacobs, J.Bruce (1981).“Political Opposition and Taiwan’s Political Future.”Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, No. 6, pp. 21-40.
  • Jacobs, J.Bruce (1991).“Chinese Nationalist Politics in Taiwan under the Two Chiangs.”In Gary Klintworth , ed. ModernTaiwan in the 1990s (pp.12-22). Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University
  • Kagan, Richard C. (1998). Chen Shui-bian: Building a Community and a Nation. Taipei: Asia-Pacific Academic Exchange Foundation.
  • Kaplan, David E. (1992). Fires of the Dragon: Politics, Murder, and the Kuomintang. NY: Macmillan.
  • Kastner, Scott L. (2009). Political Conflict and Economic Interdependence across the Taiwan Strait and Beyond. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press:
  • Kristof, Nicholas (1998). “ President of Taiwan Seeks Separate Identity. ” New York Times on the Web, September 2. Available at
  • Lerman, Arthur J. (1977).“National Elite and Local Politicians in Taiwan.”American Political Science Review,Vol. 71, No. 4, pp.1420-1421.
  • Lin, Cheng-yi and Lin Wen-cheng (2005). “Democracy, Divided National Identity, and Taiwan’s National Security.” Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 69-87.
  • Rawnsley, Gary (2006). “Democratisation and election campaigning in Taiwan: professionalizing the professionals.” In Katrin Voltmer, ed., Mass Media and Political Communication in New democracies (pp. 133-151). London: Routledge:
  • Rigger, Shelley (1999). Politics in Taiwan: Voting For Democracy. London: Routledge.
  • Rigger, Shelley (2001). From Opposition to Power: Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party.Boulder and London: Lynne Rienner
  • Schubert, Gunter (2004). “Taiwan’s Political Parties and National Identity.” Asian Survey, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 534-554.
  • Simmon, Denis F. and Michael Y. M. Kau, eds. (1992). Taiwan: Beyond the Economic Miracle. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
  • Steven, Goldstein and  Julian Chang, eds. (2008). Presidential Politics in Taiwan: The Administration of Chen Shui-bian. Norwalk: Eastbridge.
  • Sullivan, Jonathan (2009). “Campaign Advertising in Taiwanese Presidential Elections.” Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 18, No.61, pp. 675-688.
  • Taiwan Brain Trust (2012).  The Unfinished Democratization: Unfairness and Abnormity in Taiwan’s Elections.  Taipei: Taiwan Brain Trust.
  • Taylor, Jay (2000). The Generalissimo’s Son: Chiang Ching-kuo and the Revolutions in China and Taiwan. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Wang, Chin-Shou ( 2007). “How to Buy Votes: Building a Broker Organization.” In Charles Kurzman,Elections for Sale: The Causes and Consequences of Vote Buying (pp.61-78).Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner.
  • Wang, Chin-Shou and Charles Kurzman, eds. (2007). “Dilemmas of Electoral Clientelism: Taiwan 1993.International Political Science Review, Vol. 28, No.2, pp. 225-245.
  • Wang Yeh-lih (1996). “The Political Consequences of the Electoral System: Single Non-Transferable Voting in Taiwan.” Issues and Studies, Vol. 32, No. 8, pp. 85-104.
  • Wong, Joseph (2008). “Maintaining KMT dominance: party adaptation in authoritarian and democratic Taiwan.” In Edward Friedman and Joseph Wong, eds., Political transitions in dominant party systems: Learning to lose (pp.57-78). London, Routledge.
  • Wu Naiteh, Cheng Tun-jen ( 2011). “Democratization as a Legitimacy Formula: The KMT and Political Change in Taiwan.” In John Kane and Haig Patapan, eds., Political Legitimacy in Asia: Challenges for Leaders (pp. 59-87). New York: Palgrave.

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