This is a CDDRL's Special Seminar within our Democracy in Taiwan Program. In this seminar, Dr. Da-chi Liao will reassess Taiwan's political polarization and make her prediction regarding Taiwan's upcoming legislative and presidential elections.
Dr. Liao is Professor of Graduate Institute of Political Science at National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan. She is currently a Fulbright Scholar at The Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Professor Liao is former President of Taiwanese Political Science Association. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in 1990. Since then, she has been involving in an international project entitled "Democracy & Local Governance," which has been conducted in more than twenty-six countries at least once throughout the last fifteen years. Dr. Liao has been the project leader of Taiwan since 1993. Her other research interests include issues related to democratization, constitutional development, and legislative institutions. Recently, she is utilizing a new research tool, data-mining, developed by information technologists, to uncover politics beneath the surface.
Dr. Liao has published about 40 refereed articles in journals such as Issues & Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, Chinese Political Science Review, Taiwanese Political Science Review, Sun Yat-sen Journal of Social Sciences, Taiwan Journal of Democracy.