Resources for Micro-politics Research



Frank C.S. Liu 劉正山 (2006 Ph.D, in Political Science, the University of Kansas) is professor in the Institute in Political Science at the National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU, 國立中山大學), Kaohsiung, Taiwan. His research and teaching interests include comparative politics, voting behavior, public opinion, political psychology, political communication, and research methods. His recent focus is on theories about partisanship and national identification.

Refereed Journal Articles / Proceedings

  • 2017. "Declining news media viewership and the survival of political disagreement." International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 29(2), 240–268. [pdf]
  • 2017 (withYitan Li). Generation matters: Taiwan’s perceptions of mainland China and attitudes towards cross-Strait trade talks. Journal of Contemporary China, 26(104), 263–279. [pdf]
  • 2016. (with Ai-Jhen Tsai 蔡艾真) (in Chinese) “Myth of Independent Voters and the Prediction of Closet Partisans’ Party Identification in Taiwan ”(中間選民的迷思與隱性選民之政黨傾向初探). Taiwan Political Science Review (臺灣政治學刊). 20(2): 65-123 [pdf]
  • 2016. Taiwanese voters’ political identification profile, 2013–2014: Becoming one China or creating a new country? Asian Survey, 56(5), 931–957. [pdf]
  • 2016. (in Chinese) "Visualizing Habitual Domains Differences Across Political Generations: Exploring the Patterns with Multiple Correspondence Analysis" (世代之間政治認同差異的圖像:以多重對應分析結合習慣領域視野進行的探索). Journal of Habitual Domains (習慣領域期刊), 7(2), 27–50. [pdf]
  • 2016 (with Lee, I.-C., Su, J. C., Gries, P. H.) When objective group membership and subjective ethnic identification don’t align: How identification shapes intergroup bias through self-enhancement and perceived threat. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, (published onine first)[pdf]
  • 2016. (in Chinese) "Realizing Ideal Habitual Domains Through Pureland School Buddhism’s Perspective and Practice" (從學佛念佛領略習慣領域的奧趣). Journal of Habitual Domains (習慣領域期刊), 7(1), 39–61. [pdf]
  • 2015. (with Yu-Sung Su 蘇毓淞) “Adjusting Survey Response Distributions Using Multiple Imputation: A Simulation with External Validation” (應用多重插補法評估選民政黨傾向的可行性: 以電話調查中不表態中間選民為例), Survey Research (調查研究-方法與應用). [pdf]
  • 2014. (in Chinese). "Patterns of the Political Discussion in Kaohsiung Voters' Daily Life" (高雄民眾政治談論溝通網絡的樣貌). Policy and Personnel Management (政策與人力管理), 5(1), 49-80. [pdf]
  • 2014. "Using multiple imputation for vote choice data: A comparison across multiple imputation tools." Open Journal of Political Science, 04(02), 39–46. doi:10.4236/ojps.2014.42006 [pdf]
  • 2014. (with Lee, Francis L. F). "The impact of political party support on interpersonal political discussion: Survey evidence from two Chinese societies." Asian Journal of Communication, 24(2), 109–127. doi:10.1080/01292986.2013.827731. [pdf]
  • 2013. (with Lee, Francis L.F.). "Country, national, and pan-national identification in Taiwan and Hong Kong: Standing together as Chinese?" Asian Survey. 53(6): 1112-1134 [pdf]
  • 2012. (in Chinese with Chu, S.-H. 朱淑華) "Pure independents’reconsidered: Using the qualitative approach to explore why independent leaners hide their partisan orientation" (不中間的中間選民:以質性方法初探有政黨傾向選民隱藏政黨傾向的原因). Shoochow Journal of Political Science (東吳政治學報), 30(4), 117–233. [pdf]
  • 2012. "When Taiwan identifiers embrace ROC: The complexity of state identification in Taiwan." Issues & Studies, 48(2), 1-34. [pdf]
  • 2011. "Validation and agent-based modeling: A practice of contrasting simulation results with empirical data." New Mathematics and Natural Computation. 7 (3): 515-541. [pdf]
  • 2011. (with Simon Lin 林誠謙、Jing-ya You 尤靖雅、Yu-Ting Chen 陳佑定、Jing-Lung Sun 孫敬倫)“From Internal Validation to Sensitivity Test: How Grid Computing Facilitates the Construction of an Agent-Based Simulation in Social Sciences ". Proceedings of Science (DOA) [pdf]
  • 2011. (in Chinese) “News Media and Communication Networks: How a Political Scientist Comprehends the Concept of Context” (媒體與社群:一個政治傳播學者眼中的脈絡). Journal of Communication Research and Practice (傳播研究與實踐). 1(2): 75-82. [pdf]
  • 2011. (with Albert Chiu) “Network Heterogeneity, Partisan Defection, and Voter Turnout: Examine Theory with Empirical Data from Taiwan.”International Journal of Business and Social Science. 2(19):258-272. [pdf]
  • 2011. "Perceived Partisan Heterogeneity in Communication Networks and Changes in Party Choice in a National Election: Evidence from Taiwan." International Political Science Review. 32(1):61-78.
  • 2010. "Polarized News Media and the Polarization of the Electorate." International Journal of Artificial Life Research, 1(1):35-50. [pdf]
  • 2010. "Reconstruct Partisan Support Distribution with Multiply Imputed Survey Dada: A Case Study of Taiwan's 2008 Presidential Election.”Survey Research (調查研究-方法與應用), 24: 135-162. [pdf]
  • 2009. "Modeling political individuals using the agent-based approach: A preliminary case study on political experts and their limited influence within communication networks'' Journal of Computers(電腦學刊), 19(4): 8-19. [pdf]
  • 2009.“Partisan Orientation and Selective Exposure During Taiwan's 2008 Presidential Election Campaign (2008年總統大選競選期間政黨支持者選擇性接觸媒體傾向的分析)” Electoral Studies (選舉研究), 16(2):51-70. [pdf]
  • 2009. "The volatility of national identification: A mix-method pilot study of Taiwanese young adults." Asian Social Science, 5(7): 29-40. [pdf]
  • 2009. (in Chinese) "The Challenges of Practicing Deliberative Democracy in Taiwan and a Possible Solution." (當前審議式民主的困境及可能的出路). The Chinese Public Administration Review(中國行政評論),17(2):109-132. [pdf]
  • 2008. (in Chinese) "The methodological base of applying agent-based modeling to political science research (代理人基模擬途徑的政治學方法論根基)." Political Science Review (政治科學論叢), 36 (June): 149-186. [pdf]
  • 2007. "Constrained opinion leader influence in an electoral campaign season: Revisiting the two-step flow theory with multi-agent simulation." Advances in Complex Systems, 10(2): 233-250. [pdf]
  • 2006. "Communication Networks and the Changes in Electoral Choices: A Study of Taiwan's 2002 Mayoral Elections." Journal of East Asian Studies, 6(1): 139-58. [pdf]
  • 2005. "E-democracy: A High-tech Illusion or a Solution?" Journal of Cyber Culture and Information Society (資訊社會研究), 9 (July): 205-32. [pdf]

Conference Presentations

  • Liu, F.C.S.(2017a)。How exploratory political studies advance our understanding about politics: A thick data approach。Chicago, IL, USA。[ppt]
  • Liu, F.C.S.(2017b)。The measurement crisis in Taiwan’s identity politics:  Re-evaluate the conceptualization of national and state identification。Vancouver, BC, Canada。[pdf]
  • Liu, F.C.S.(2016)。The limit of using “unification and independence”  as instrument to gauge Taiwan’s identity politics。Berkeley, CA, USA。[pdf]
  • Liu, F. C. -S., Chang, R. Y. P., & Tan, A. C. (2016). The Spiral of Deinstitutionalization Untangled: An Observation about the Field Opinion within Kuomintang against Public Opinion During the 2016 Presidential Election Campaign. International Workshop on Parties Online, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. [pdf]
  • 劉正山(2016). 政治學中建立厚資料傳統的契機與挑戰. 中國政治學會年會 2016.11.25-26 東華大學 [pdf]
  • 劉正山(2016). 當前政治認同測量題關係釐清後的世代差異圖像的檢視. 台灣政治學會年會 2016.10.22-23 世新大學 [pdf]
  • Liu, F. C.-S. (2016). Transformations of Taiwanese People’s State Identity. Presented at the American Political Science Association (APSA) annual meeting. Sept. 1-4, 2016, Philadelphia, USA. [slides ppt]
  • 劉正山(2016). 世代之爭爭什麼?談談如何從調查資料掘出豐厚的意義. (Fights between Generations for What? How to Mine Thick Meaning from Survey Data). Presented at 2016 Taiwan Data Science Association annual conference. Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.[slides ppt]
  • Liu, F. C.-S. (2016). Installation of public opinion sensors: How a community-based web survey platform facilitates the collection of qualitative opinion data. Presented at the International Symposium on Grids and Clouds (ISGC 2016), Taipei. [html]
  • Liu, F. C. S., Chang, R. Y. P., & Tan, A. C. (2015). The spiral of deinstitutionalization: An observation about the field opinion within Kuomintang against public opinion during the 2016 presidential election campaign. Presented at the the Workshop on Institutionalization and Deinstitutionalization of Party and Political Organizations, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
  • Liu, F. C.-S. (2015). How much should we worry about the polarization effect of polarized news media? Assessment with agent-based simulation. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Computing in Economics and Finance (CEF2015), Taipei.  [slides ppt]
  • 劉正山, & 蔡艾真. (2014). 隱性選民之政黨意識與其政黨傾向偵測 (Partisan Motivated Reasoning and the Prediction of Closet Partisans' Party Identification). Presented at the Taiwan Political Science Association 2014 Annual Meeting, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. [slides ppt]
  • Liu, F. C.-S., & Li, Y. (2014). Brothers or friends?: Taiwanese voters’ perception about the relationship between the two sides of the taiwan strait. Presented at the Taiwan Political Science Association 2014 Annual Meeting, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. [slides ppt]
  • Liu, F. C.-S. (2014). Are we family? Inspecting the influence of Taiwanese people’s country, nation, culture, and civil identification on the perception of relationship with “China.” Presented at the West Political Sceicne Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, USA. [slides ppt]
  • Liu, F. C.-S., & Su, Y.-S. (2013). Adjust Survey Response Distributions Using Multiple Imputation: A Simulation with External Validation. Presented at the AAPOR 2013 Annual Conference, Boston, MA, USA. [slides ppt]
  • Liu, F. C.-S. (2013). Party Identification, Social Networks, and News Media: What Agent-Based Simulation Tells Us about the Dynamics of State Identification and the Formation of Social Cleavage. Presented at the International Symposium on Grids and Clouds (ISGC) 2013 Annual Conference, Academic Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. [slides pdf] [video interview]
  • Liu, F. C.-S. (2012). The decline of the politically informed electorate and the survival of political disagreement within communication networks. Presented at the 4th World Congress on Social Simulation, National Cheng-Chi University. [pdf]
  • Liu, F. C.-S. (2012). Reconstructing the distribution of voter coice using multiple imputation: A study of TAiwan's 2012 presidential election (以多重插補法重建選民投票偏好的分佈:以2012年總統大選面訪案資料為例. Presented at the 2012 Survey Research Methodology Conference, Academic Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. [pdf]
  • Liu, F. C.-S., & Lee, F. L. F. (2012). How do you choose between Taiwan and China? An analysis of overlapping state identity and national identity. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA.
  • Liu, F. C.-S., & Lee, R. C. (2012). Artificial intelligence and the adjustment of survey sample bias: a preliminary application to telephone and web survey. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA.
  • Liu, F. C.-S., & Hung, Y.-T. (2012). Profiles and voting patterns of Taiwan “Intelligent Voters”: An observation using web-panel data. Presented at the International Workshop on E-Society Research, National Sun Yet-San University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.
  • Wang, Y.-D., Liaw, T.-M., Liu, F. C.-S., Lin, C.-Y., & Lin, S. C. (2012). Memory effect on the voter model as non-equilibrium statistical systems. Presented at the International Symposium on Grids & Clouds 2012, Academic Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2011 (with Albert S. Y. Chiu and Alexander C. Tan) "The Patterns of Partisan Defection in the 2011 Mayoral Election." Paper presented at the TEDS 2011 international Conference, Dec. 6-7, Taipei,Taiwan [pdf]
  • 2011. (with Paul Johnson)“News Media Environment, Selective Perception, and the Survival of Preference Diversity within Communication Networks.”Journal of Information Technology & Politics 2011, May 16-17, University of Washington, Seattle, WA [pdf]

Invited Talks

  • (In Chinese) R Taiwan2016, 「使用R套件探索問卷調查資料的意義」, Taipei, Dec. 23, 2016. [pdf]
  • (In Chinese) 中研院調研中心演講 「從探索的角度發掘以問卷調查資料進行意義探勘的潛力」, Dec. 19, 2016. [pdf]
  • (In Chinese) 中山大學圖資處科普演講「民意調查怎麼信:手把手帶你看懂新聞報導中的數字陷阱」, Dec. 9, 2016. [html]
  • “The limit of using “unification and independence” as instrument to understand Taiwan politics”, presented at the International Workshop on “Election Polling and Democratic Consolidation in Taiwan and Korea, ” UC Berkeley, Dec. 1, 2016. [pdf]

Other Publications (In Chinese)

  • 2017. (with 彭伊絹)。網路社會裡的政治討論、新聞閱聽與投票動能(頁10–23). 電子商務與網路社會新境界2017. 台北:前程文化. [pdf]
  • 2016. Book review: Norris, P. (2015). Why Elections Fail. New York: Cambridge University Press. Taiwan Democracy Quarterly Book Review(台灣民主季刊), 13 (1): 189-195. [pdf]
  • 2015. (with 馮浩峻、郭明賢)。社群網路與投票動員:透過網路調查平台進行的實驗觀察(頁334–351). 電子商務與網路社會新境界2016. 台北:前程文化. [pdf]
  • 2013. (with 馮浩峻、郭明賢)「網路世代選民的政治參與及動員策略」in 「電子商務新境界」(台北:前程文化)pp. 300-315 [pdf]
  • 2013. (with 莊文忠)「項目無反應資料的多重插補分析」in 「台灣選舉與民主化調查(TEDS)方法論之回顧與前瞻」(台北:五南)pp. 275-306. [pdf]
  • 2013. (with 洪永泰)「2012年總統大選期間年輕網路使用者的投票行為觀察」in「網路民主:台灣iVoter投票諮詢網站建置紀實」(台北:五南)pp. 61-72. [pdf]
  • 2012. Let's talk about media influence that you may not know. (你可能不知道的媒體影響). Science Monthly (科學月刊), 480: 12-18. [pdf]
  • 2011. Studying across Disciplines: Why and How (同時做個學門內部的專才與跨學門的通才:談談社會科學的跨界). [pdf]
  • 2010. Book review (In Chinese): Whiter Taiwan and Mainland China: National Identity, the State, and Intellectuals〔消融台灣與中國的疆界:族群認同、國家與知識份子〕by Zhidong Hao〔郝志東〕(Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2010, Hardbook, 232 pp., ISBN 9789622091009).[pdf]
  • 2009. Book review (In Chinese): Shoemaker, Pamela J.; Tankard, James W. & Lasorsa, Dominic L.(2004). How to Build Social Science Theories. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage. Political Science Quarterly Book Review (政治科學季評), 21. [pdf]
  • 2007. Book review (In Chinese): Mutz, D. C. (2006). Hearing the Other Side: Deliberative Versus Participatory Democracy. New York: Cambridge University Press. Political Science Quarterly Book Review (政治科學季評), 13. [pdf]

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