The Conference Group on Taiwan Studies is a special Related Group of the American Political Science Association. For this year's annual APSA conference in Boston, CGOTS is hosting three panels, a business meeting, and a reception. All are open to registered conference participants. Details can be found below, and will be updated as the conference approaches.
Thursday, August 30
2:00-3:30pm, Sheraton, Beacon H
CGOTS Panel I. Support for Democracy in Taiwan
Chair: Howard Sanborn, Virginia Military Institute
1. "Does Inequality Hurt Democracies?: Evidence from East Asian Democracies,"
Yi-tzu Lin, University of South Carolina
2. "Polarization Perception and Support for Democracy: The Case of Taiwan,"
Yi-ching Hsiao, Tamkang University; Eric Chen-hua Yu, National Chengchi University
3. "Political Trust and Civil Disobedience: Evidence from Taiwan,"
Tzong-Jyi Lin, Tamkang University
Yi-ching Hsiao, Tamang University
Yi-Bin Chang, Tamkang University
Ching-Hsing Wang, University of Houston
Dennis Lu-cheng Weng, Sam Houston State University
4. "The Dilemma of Democratic Governance in a Divided Society: The Case of Taiwan,"
John Fuh-sheng Hsieh, University of South Carolina
Discussants: Wei-ting Yen, Ohio State University; Howard Sanborn, Virginia Military Institute
4:00-5:30pm, Marriott, Brandeis
CGOTS Panel II. Taiwan Security and Foreign Policy
Chair: Yao-yuan Yeh, University of St. Thomas
1. "Donald Trump's Global Leadership in Asia,"
Chung-li Wu, Academia Sinica; Ching-ching Chang, National Chengchi University
2. "Taiwan and China in the U.S. Congressional Legislation: Who Supports It and Why?"
Kuang-shun Yang, Arizona State University
3. "The Elephant and the Little Dragon: Prospects of India-Taiwan Relations,"
Vincent Wei-cheng Wang, Ithaca College
4. "Will Democracy Identity Strengthen Defense Commitment?: Taiwan as a Case,"
Szu-chien Hsu, Academia Sinica; Shiau-chi Shen, Soochow University
Discussants: Chien-kai Chen, Rhodes College; Shelley Rigger, Davidson College
6:30-7:30pm, Marriott, Salon J
CGOTS Business Meeting
7:30-9:00pm, Marriott, Salon K
Friday, August 31
8:00-9:30am, Marriott, Regis
CGOTS Panel III. Courts and Parties in Taiwan
Chair: Da-chi Liao, National Sun Yat-sen University
1. "Partisan Network and Sustainability of Party System in Taiwan: A Network Analysis,"
Karl Ho, University of Texas, Dallas
Lauren Ratliff Santoro, University of Texas, Dallas
Kuan-chen Lee, Center for East Asia Democratic Studies
2. "Party Image and Electoral Behavior in Taiwan,"
T.Y. Wang, Illinois State University
Su-feng Cheng, National Chengchi University
3. "Reexamining the Role of the Constitutional Court in Taiwan’s Democratization,"
Chin-shou Wang, National Cheng Kung University
Yu-hsien Sung, University of South Carolina
4. "The Effect of Democratization on Constitutional Norms,"
Jason Kuo, University of California, San Diego
Wei-Chih Chen, Rutgers University
Discussants: Jinhyeok Jang, National Sun Yat-sen University; Hans J. Stockton, University of St. Thomas
Dynastic Politics and Democratic Discontent
"Do Ordinary People Dislike Dynastic Politicians?: Evidence from Taiwan"
Nathan F. Batto, Academia Sinica
Ying-lung Chou, Tamkang University
Beyond Audience Costs: Signaling in International Security
"Certain Uncertainty: Arms Transfers and Strategic Ambiguity in the Taiwan Strait,"
Jennifer Spindel, University of Minnesota
Clientelism in New Democracies
"Democratic Linkage-Building in East Asian Democracies"
Eric C.C. Chang, Michigan State University
Saturday, September 1
The Science of Empires: Non-Western Colonialisms in Comparative Perspective
"What Time is it There?: Formosa's Historical Status in Chinese Colonial Discourse,"
Leigh K. Jenko, London School of Economics
Nuclear Stratey in Asia
“Nuclear Deterrence Theory in Asia: Ideational Beliefs and Nuclear Strategy”
James Turner Simpson, Boston University
Mixed Methods Research in the Developing World
"Analysis of Tsai Ing-wen’s Campaign through a Gender Lens"
Young-Im Lee, California State University, Sacramento
Chinese Foreign Policy in a New Era: Concepts, Measures, and Empirical Evidence
"Accommodation in the Shadow of Hierarchy: Which Countries Welcome China's Rise?"
Scott Kastner, University of Maryland
Extended Security Commitments and Power Projection
"Alliances and Escalation in the Nuclear Age"
Caitlin Talmadge, George Washington University
Chinese and American Grand Strategies: Implications for National Security
"Should the United States Compete or Cooperate in Response to China's Rise?"
Charles L. Glaser, George Washington University
The Use, and Sometimes Failure, of Economic Sanctions
"A Rusty but Provocative Knife?: The Rationale behind China's Sanction Usage"
Weihao Huang, Rutgers University
Perceptions of China
"Measuring and Explaining Threat Perception toward China: Evidence from Taiwan"
Ronan Tse-min Fu, University of Southern California
Migration Governance in Colonial, Postcolonial, and Developing States
"Citizenship, Immigration, and the Developmental Migration State in East Asia"
Erin Aeran Chung, Johns Hopkins University
Yunchun Tien, Johns Hopkins University
Nationalism and Status in World Politics
"Who Bargains?: Status, Nationalism, and the Politics of Compromise"
George Yin, Harvard University
Sunday, September 2
Policy Choices and Regime Survival in Dictatorships
"Infrastructural Capacity and Regime Transition: Evidence from Kuomintang"
Peng Hu, Fudan University
Methods for Public Opinion Data
"A Bayesian Bivariate Ordered Probit Analysis of Attitudes towards Immigration"
Tsung-han Tsai, National Chengchi University
Chi Huang, National Chengchi University
Chia-hung Tsai, National Chengchi University
The Dynamics of Extended Nuclear Deterrence: New Theories and Evidence
"When Nuclear Umbrellas Work: Signaling Credibility in Security Commitments"
Neil Narang, University of California, Santa Barbara