Panel to compare U.S. elections with those in China and Taiwan Feb. 23

Wake Forest University will host a panel discussion titled, “Ballots Without Butterflies: China’s Village Elections and Taiwan’s Voting System,” Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. in Room 102 of Scales Fine Arts Center. The program is free and open to the public.

Wake Forest’s political science and Asian studies departments will host the event. The speakers will be John Fuh-sheng Hsieh and Emerson M.S. Niou. They will compare voting systems in Asia with those in the United States. Wei-chin Lee, associate professor of political science at Wake Forest, will moderate.

Hsieh directs the Center for Asian Studies at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. He also teaches government and international studies courses there. He previously chaired the political science department at National Chenghi University in Taipei, Taiwan. His most recent publication is “How Asia Votes,” published by Chatham House in 2000.

Niou is an associate professor of political science and director of the Center for Chinese Electoral Studies at Duke University. His publications include a book, “The Balance of Power,” and numerous articles in scholarly journals. He is currently studying village elections in rural China.

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