August, 2018

Chin-Shou Wang




Department of Political Science & the Graduate Institute of Political Economy

National Cheng Kung University 

No. 1, University Road 

Tainan City 701 


Tel: (886)6-2757575 ext. 50220

Fax: (886)6-2766498






Ph.D. (2004), in Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

M.A. (2001), in Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

M.A. (1994), in Sociology, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan. 

B.A. (1991), in Industrial Management, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan.




            Associate Professor (08/2009-07/2013), National Cheng Kung University.

            Assistant Professor (02/2006-07/2009), National Cheng Kung University.

Post-Doctoral Fellow (2004-2005), Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University.    




Judicial Politics, Law and Society, Political Sociology, Social Movements, Qualitative Research Methods. 




2018, “The Impact of Judicial Independence Reform on Judicial Personnel in Taiwan.” (third author with Huang-Chang Chen and Tzu-Ching Kuo)Taiwanese Journal of Political Science 76: 61-102 (in Chinese).


2017, ‘Judiciaries and Politics in East Asia.’ Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science. Ed. Sandy Maisel. New York: Oxford University Press.

        DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199756223-0220


2017, “To Exploit Courts: The Litigious Strategy of the Council of Labor Affair in the Case of the Closed Factory Workers,” (First Author with Chin-Yin Cheng). Democracy and Governance 4(1): 1-27 (in Chinese). 


2016, “Media Communication of the Taiwanese Courts,” (Second author with Cheng-Yu Yang). Journal of Judges Association 18: 105-129 (in Chinese).


2016, “The Democratic Progressive Party’s Clientelism: A Failed Political Action,” Pp. 267-287 in Taiwan’s Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-ban’s Years,  edited by Yun-han Chu, Larry Diamond, and Kharis Templeman. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner. 


2014, “Environmental Protests under the Democratic Progressive Party Regime: The Case of Yung-Yang,” (first author with Yu-Hsien Sung) Pp. 141-165 in Political Development under the Democratic Progressive Party Regime, edited by Shang-Chih Chen. Kaohsiung: Liwen Publisher (in Chinese).  


2014, “The Long Haul for Judicial Reform in Taiwan,” Pp. 33-38 in Street Corner Sociology, edited by Hong-zen Wang. Taipei: Common Master Press (in Chinese). 


2014, “The Legal Mobilization of the Taiwanese Environmental Movements.” Taiwanese Political Science Review 18(1): 1-72 (in Chinese).


2013, “The Impact of Taiwan’s First Regime Shift on the Prosecutorial System.” (Second author with Hung-chang Chen) Journal of Social Science and Philosophy 25(4): 559-745 (in Chinese).  


2012, “Explaining the Difference between the Court Reform Movement and the Prosecution Reform Movement in Taiwan: A Perspective of Political Opportunity Structure.” Taiwan Democracy Quarterly 9(4): 97-139 (in Chinese).


2012, “An Empirical Study of Judicial Deliberation in District Courts in Taiwan.” (First author with Hung-ru Wei) Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 88:127-169 (in Chinese).  


2012, “The Rise of Judicial Politics in Taiwan.” Taiwanese Political Science Review 16(1):61-119 (in Chinese).


2011, “Judicial Reform in Taiwanese Political Transformation.” Pp. 334-363 in Democracy, Democratization, and Governability, edited by  Xunda Yu and Szue-chin Philip  Hsu, Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press  (in Chinese).  


2011, “The Strategies of Judicial Independence Reform: By the Name of the Rule of Law and Democracy.” Pp. 257-287 in The Age of Social Movements, edited by Ming-sho Ho and Hsiu-hsin Lin, Taipei: Socio (in Chinese).


2011, “Judges’ Dissent and Democratic Accountability.” (First author with Hung-ru Wei) Chengchi Law Review 119:1-62(in Chinese).


2010, ‘The Movement Strategy in Taiwan’s Judicial Independence Reform.” Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 39(3):125-147.


2010. “The Judiciary: From Periphery to Storm Center.” Pp.229-248 in Toward the Next Democratic Era (1990-2010), edited by Jieh-min Wu, Thomas Kuo, and Yun Fan, Taipei: Left Bank Culture (in Chinese).


2008, “Judicial Independence and Democratic Accountability.” Taiwanese Political Science Review 12(2): 115-164 (in Chinese).


2008, “Taiwan’s Judicial Reform for Twenty Years: Toward Independence.” Thought and Word 26(2): 133-174 (in Chinese).


2007. “The Openness of Political Market and the Breakdown of Local Factions.” Electoral Studies 14(2): 25-51(in Chinese).  


2007. “Analysis of Compound Campaign in the 2005 Three-in-one Election: A Case Study of the Loh Tsui County.” (Second author with Chia-Hung Tsai and Ding-Ming Wang) Taiwanese Political Science Review 11(2): 173-225(in Chinese).


2007. “Independent Judiciary, Dependent Judge?” Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 67: 1-38 (in Chinese). 


2007. “How to Buy Votes: Building a Broker Organization.” (First author with Charles Kurzman) Pp.61-78 in Elections for Sale: The Causes and Consequences of Vote Buying, edited by Frederic C. Schaffer. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner.


2007. “Dilemmas of Electoral Clientelism: Taiwan 1993.”(First author with Charles Kurzman) International Political Science Review 28(2): 225-245.


2006. “Judicial Independence Reform and the Breakdown of the Kuomintang’s Clientelism.” Taiwanese Political Science Review 10 (1): 103-162 (in Chinese).


2006. “The End of the Era of Taiwanese Clientelism.”  Contemporary 227: 26-37 (in Chinese).


2004. “The Success and Failure of the Kuomintang Political Machine.” Taiwanese Political Science Review 8(1): 99-146 (in Chinese).


2004. “Collapsing Local Factions in Taiwan.” Taiwanese Sociology 7: 177-207 (in Chinese).


2001. “The Dilemmas of Clientelism: Electoral Mobilization of Clientelism in Taiwan, 1993.” Carolina Papers in Democracy and Human Rights, No. 1, University Center for International Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


1997. “The Making and Operation of a KMT Candidate’s Vote-Buying Machine.” Taiwanese Political Science Review 2: 3-62 (in Chinese).




2011. “Building an Accountable Judiciary.” (First author with Fei-fan Lin) Taiwan Thinktank.




2012-2013, Visiting Scholarship, the University of California at Berkeley and Top University Strategic Alliance.


2012-2013, Visiting Scholarship, the University of Chicago and Top University Strategic Alliance (declined).


2009. Dr. Wu Ta-Yu Award for Youth Scholar, National Science Council.


2004-2005. Taiwan Studies Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University.




               Lecturer, 2013-2015, 2017-2018, Judges Academy. 


Visiting Scholar (2012-2013), the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California at Berkeley. 


Member of Supervisory Board (2011-2012), Taiwanese Political Science Association.


Member of Editorial Board (08/2010- 07/2012), Taiwanese Sociological Review.


Visiting Scholar, the Center for Asian Studies and the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies, University of South Carolina, 01/2010-02/2012.


Member of Advisory Board, 2009-, European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan, Tuebingen University.