Written by Chao-Hsuan Chen. In the past two decades, a number of researchers have sought to determine how the process of social protest after 1970s became the turning point in Taiwan’s democratization. However, the authoritarian Kuomintang’s (KMT) process of shaping the local electoral system, especially in the 1950s, has seldom been the subject of concern.
Written by Kuan-Wei Chen. In Taiwan, which experienced authoritarian rule after World War II, the pursuit of human rights protection was an important task in the process of democratization. The first political party rotation took place in 2000, and during the inauguration of President Chen Shui-bian from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), he declared the important policy guidelines of ‘a nation founded upon the principles of human rights as a goal.
Written by Sam Robbins. The tragic cases of Liu, Peng, and Bai happened at a critical intersection in Taiwan’s transition from authoritarianism.
Written by Wen Shan Yang. In 2010 Taiwan’s total fertility rate (TFR, the number of children who would be born per woman during her life time using an estimation based on the current year) of 0.89 was so low that it became a member of a dubious club: the lowest-low fertility countries in the world club. According to this estimate, a woman in Taiwan will have borne less than one child after passing her child-bearing age of 49.
Written by Yi-Cheng Wu and Harry Yi-Jui Wu. In December 2017 an outbreak of amoeba dysentery in Long Fa Tang (龍發堂) in southern Taiwan saw
Written by Yin-zu Chen. To address the low fertility rate problem in Taiwan, the government implemented childcare policies that aim to alleviate the responsibilities of
While many DPP supporters of same-sex marriage and LGBT rights more broadly (e.g. legislator Yu Mei-Nu) spoke out in favour of legalization, in large part they lacked a clear message that would appeal to the otherwise indifferent, making the job easier for anti-LGBT groups.
Written by Mark Weatherall and Kai-Ping Huang. For President Tsai Ing-wen, the shock win of the KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu in the mayoral election for
Written by Chang Bin Lee In 2002, the Central Government of Taiwan (CGT) initiated the Challenge 2008: National Development Plan focusing on administrative policies toward cultural and creative industries. Cultural policy arose
Written by Chun-Ying Wei The long-anticipated Culture White Paper 2018 was officially published last December following the National Cultural Congress in 2017. I had the
Written by Vincent Wei-cheng Wang Taiwan’s 24 November 2018 local elections, in which voters elect mayors and magistrates, councilors, municipal heads, municipal councilors, village chiefs, and vote on ten referendums,
Written by Nathan Batto Taiwanese voters delivered a harsh rebuke to President Tsai Ing-wen and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in last week’s local