Founded in 1990, the Conference Group on Taiwan Studies (CGOTS), affiliated with the American Political Science Association, aims to promote Taiwan area studies in the mainstream political science community, to assist political scientists from Taiwan in their professional development, and to facilitate the development and growth of an integrated academic community among scholars based in the Republic of China (R.O.C.) on Taiwan and in the U.S. who have a substantial research interest in Taiwan.
CGOTS endeavors to promote studies on the theoretical implications of Taiwan's social, economic, and political transformation and the changes and continuities of its external relations; to promote Taiwan studies as an important research area in the international academic community, and specifically as an indispensable element in any respectable curriculum on East Asia; to facilitate interaction and collaboration between political scientists in the U.S. and the R.O.C.; and to assist young scholars and advanced graduate students in their career development.
These goals are to be achieved through the sponsorship of panels and roundtables under the broad umbrella of the APSA annual meeting each year; the support of publication projects; and through the encouragement of other professional activities.
The CGOTS has received funding from various sources, including the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCKF) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan. As an APSA related group, the CGOTS has maintained independent operations and academic integrity in promoting the study of Taiwan in the field of political science. External funding is accepted only on the condition that all academic and professional decisions relating to CGOTS are made solely by CGOTS itself.
The next American Political Science Association Annual Conference will be held in Los Angeles, CA, August 31 – September 4, 2023.
The CGOTS call for papers will be announced in October, 2022, and the program schedule will be available at the end of 2022.
For recent conferences and conference papers, see below:
Leadership - 2022-2024
Coordinator -- Austin Wang, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Deputy Coordinator, North America -- Chien Kai Chen, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
Deputy Coordinator, Taiwan -- Wen Chin Wu - Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Treasurer: Yao-Yuan Yeh, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX
The Conference Group on Taiwan Studies is a volunteer, non-profit professional association, and a Related Group of the American Political Science Association. Generous financial support for our conference activities and participants is provided by the Republic of China Ministry of Foreign Affairs.