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Dr. T Y Wang

University Professor/Chair
Politics and Government
Schroeder Hall - SCH 401
Office Hours
By appointment
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T.Y. Wang is the co-editor of Journal of Asian and African Studies. His research focuses on cross-Strait relations, East Asian politics, and research methodology. He published more than 40 articles/book chapters.

Teaching Interests & Areas

Asian Politics Research Methods

Research Interests & Areas

Asian Politics, cross-Strait Relations, US-China Relations, Research Methods

Ph D Comparative Politics

State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York

University Professor

Illinois State University

Outstanding College Researcher Award

ISU College of Arts and Sciences

Hibbert R. Roberts Teaching Excellence Recognition Award

ISU Department of Politics and Science

University Research Initiative Award

Illinois State University

Book, Authored

Huang, C., & Wang, T. Regression Analysis of Categorical and Limited Dependent Variables (book in Chinese). Taipei: Wu-nan Publisher (2012)
Wang, T. Quantitative Analysis in Political Science (book in Chinese). China Renmin University Press (2007)
Wang, T. The Effect of Dependency on Economic Development and Political Instability of Less Developed Countries: A Pooled Cross-Sectional and Time-Series Analysis. Council on International Studies and Programs, State University of New York at Buffalo (1990)

Book, Chapter

Wang, T., & Cheng, S. Identity and Taiwan’s 2020 Presidential Election. Taiwan’s 2020 Presidential Election: the Beginning of a New Era (2021)
Wang, T., & Cheng, S. Political Cleavage and Generational Politics. Taiwan: the Development of an Asian Tiger. Lynne Rienner Publishers (2019): 117-132.
Yu, C., & Wang, T. Party’s Issue Competence and Electoral Decisions in Taiwan’s 2012 and 2016 Presidential Elections. Wei-chin Lee (EDs), Taiwan's Political Re-Alignment and Diplomatic Challenges. Palgrave Macmillan (2019): 97-116.
Cheng, S., Wang, T., & Ling, P. Taiwan Identity and Electoral Decisions. Taiwan 2016 Elections: New Public Opinion and New Challenges (2018): 77-105.
Achen, C., & Wang, T. Conclusion: The Power of Identity in Taiwan. Christopher Achen and T.Y. Wang (EDs), The Taiwan Voter. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press (2017): 273-297.

Book, Edited

Achen, C., & Wang, T. The Taiwan Voter. University of Michigan Press (2017)
Wang, T. China After the Sixteenth Party Congress: Prospects and Challenges. de Sitter Publication (2005)
Wang, T. National Identity and Democratization in Taiwan. Journal of Asian and African Studies 40.1-2 (2005)
Lee, W., & Wang, T. Sayonara To The Lee Teng-Hui Era: Politics in Taiwan, 1988-2000. University Press of America (2003)

Journal Article

Wang, T., & Cheng, S. Strategic Clarity and Taiwan Citizens’ Confidence in U.S. Security Commitment. Asian Survey (2023)
Wang, T., & Tan, A. Balancing, Bandwagoning or Hedging: Taiwan’s Strategic Choices in the Era of a Rising China. Political Science (2021)
Wang, T., & Cheng, S. COVID-19 and the Anatomy of the Rally Effect in Taiwan. Asian Survey (2021): 388-410.
Wang, T. Explaining the Oscillation of Cross-Strait Relations: A Domestic Approach. Journal of Asian and African Studies 55.2 (2020): 163-167.
Wang, T., Lin, P., & Cheng, S. Generational Difference of Taiwan Identity—the Effects on Vote Choice in the 2016 Presidential Election. Journal of Electoral Studies 27.1 (2020): 85-124.

Magazine/Trade Publication

Wang, T. Hong Kong National Security Law: The View from Taiwan. The Diplomat (2020)

Newspaper, Article

Wang, T. "Japan is Building Tiny Islands in the Philippine Sea. Here’s why". Monkey Cage (2016)
Wang, T. "Will Beijing be gobsmacked by Taiwan’s election results on Saturday?” Monkey Cage (2016)


David vs. Goliath: Taiwan’s Policy toward China. 2021 Conference of the Taiwan and Asia Program, Democratic Governance in Taiwan. Walker Institute of International and Area Studies, University of South Carolina. (2021)
The China Factor and Taiwan Citizens’ Voting Behavior. Center for Social Research of Peking University. (2021)
The China Factor and Taiwan’s 2020 Presidential Election. 2021 Asian Electoral Studies Conference. 2021 Asian Electoral Studies Conference. (2021)
Threat Perception and Taiwan’s 2020 Presidential Election. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. (2021)
Generational Politics and Taiwan's 2020 Elections. The Impact of Taiwan’s Recent Elections. the Walker Institute, the University of South Carolina. (2020)
Identity and Generation in Taiwan's 2020 Election. Interpreting Taiwan Elections 2020: What Do the First 30 Days Tell Us?. the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University. (2020)
Categorical Data Analysis. Institute of Political Methodology. (2018)
The Taiwan Voter: Political Cleavage and Electoral Decisions. University of Nottingham. (2018)
The Taiwan Voter: Political Cleavage and Electoral Decisions. School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of University of London. (2018)
Trump’s First Year as the President of the United States. National Chengchi University. (2018)

Grants & Contracts

People Who Don’t Party: Partisanship and Democratic Consolidation in Taiwan. Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. Private. (2012)
Visiting scholarship at the Election Study Center. National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. (2012)