Selected Latin Americanists in Taiwan (currently employed in tenured or tenure-track positions)

Carlos Chen (Chihlee University of Technology)

Ying-Ying Chu (National Taipei University)

Fabricio Fonseca (National Chengchi University)

Fu-Chuan (Florencia) Huang (Tamkang University)

Emilio Kwo-Wei Kung. (Tamkang University)

Ya-Ju Shin (Tzu Chi University)

Weng Wei (National Taiwan University)

Cross-National Time-Series Databases

10 Million Dyadic International Events (1990-2004), by Gary King and Howard Lowe.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS), the world's largest individual-level population database, including variables such as ethnic structures, education, labor force participation, etc.

World Economics and Politics (WEP) Dataverse, by the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University and the Security and Political Economy (SPEC) Lab at the University of Southern California. 

The Quality of Government Data, by the Quality of Government Institute, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Database of Political Institutions 2017, by World Bank.

Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA), by Ken Kollman, Allen Hicken, Daniele Caramani, and David Backer.

Madison Project Database (AD 1-2010), by Madison Project, University of Groningen, Netherlands.

KOF Index of Globalization, by Axel Dreher, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

The Standardized World Income Inequality Database, by Frederick Solt.




1. Yen-Pin Su (2014, Taiwan) is the fifth Asian "Latin Americanist" political science PhD from the University of Pittsburgh since 1997. The other four are Yasuhiko Matsuda (1997, Japan), Siddhartha Baviskar (2004, India), Taeko Hiroi (2006, Japan), and Hirokazu Kikuchi (2013, Japan).

2. Observatorio Latinoamericano y Caribe is Yen-Pin Su's first website, established in Taiwan, 2003. 

3. The most geographically distant city from Taipei is Asunción (

4. Argentina has a province called Formosa, and Taiwan is partly antipodal to that province (

5. Streets named after “Taiwan” in the world, a map created by me and John Chung-En Liu (