Selected Social Science Latin Americanists in Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea


Fabricio Fonseca (National Chengchi University)

Antonio Hsiang (Chilee University of Technology)

Fu-Chuan (Florencia) Huang (Tamkang University)

Chung-chien Teng (National Chengchi University)

Chi-hung Wei (Academia Sinica)


Kaori Baba (Hokkaido University)

Hirokazu Kikuchi (IDE-JETRO)

Marisa Kellam (Waseda University)

Yuriko Takahashi (Waseda University)

Kanako Yamaoka (IDE-JETRO)

South Korea

Nam-Kwon Mun (Hunkuk University of Foreign Studies)

Taekyoon Lim (Seoul National University)

Helder Ferreira do Vale (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)

Won-Ho Kim (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)

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 (