Taiwan’s New National Identity, Domestic

Politics, and Cross-Strait Relations
  • Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao
  • Jiann-Fa Yan


The identity issue in Taiwan has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. Notably, at each election in Taiwan, much observation and commentary in both domestic and international media has centered on the development of identity politics. Indeed, identity has been one of the pivotal factors in electoral mobilization in Taiwan since the 1980s. However, it is necessary to investigate this development from a historical and dynamic approach.


National Identity Presidential Election Democratic Progressive Party Legislative Election Taiwanese People 
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  • Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao
  • Jiann-Fa Yan

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