Title:   Taiwan in the Twenty-first Century

Speaker:   Shelley Rigger (Davidson College)


  1. What factors facilitated the growth of the Democratic Progressive Party?
  2. What led to the KMT's loss of the Presidency in 2000?
  3. Legacy of eight years of DPP rule (2000-2008)
  4. Flexibility of the KMT in meeting the challenges of the 21st century
  5. Emerging visions of "identity" in today's Taiwan?


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  1. Rigger, Shelley.  Politics in Taiwan: Voting for Democracy (Routledge, 1999)
  2. Rigger, Shelley.   From Opposition to Power: Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001)
  3. Rigger, Shelley.   Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse (Rowman and Littlefield, 2011)


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