Ketty W. Chen is the Vice President of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy. She received her Doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma, specializing in comparative politics, democratization, international relations, and political philosophy. Chen has been referenced in a number of publications and international media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, Al Jazeera, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Financial Times, Voice of America, and BBC-World. Her latest work on Taiwan’s social movement was published in Taiwan’s Social Movements under Ma Ying-jeou: From the Wild Strawberries to the Sunflowers (Rouledge, 2017) and Cities Unsilenced: Urban Resistance and Public Space in the Age of Shrinking Democracy (Rouledge, 2017). Chen is currently authoring a book on the political resilience of the Kuomintang.

Last Updated: May 18, 2018



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