M. Bob Kao

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M. Bob Kao is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. He was a public interest lawyer in California and has taught American law in Taiwan and China. 

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2016/11/08 | M. Bob Kao

BOOK REVIEW: 'Taiwan’s Democracy Challenged' a Must-Read

In 'Taiwan’s Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years', editors Yun-han Chu, Larry Diamond and Kharis Templeman provide a reassessment of Taiwan’s political landscape between 2000 and 2008: the years in which Chen Shui-bian, Taiwan’s first non-Kuomintang president, was in office. This new systematic, impartial and evidence-based evaluation of Chen’s presidency is a must-read for students and scholars researching contemporary Taiwanese politics, finds M. Bob Kao.

2016/12/10 | M. Bob Kao

Tsai's Betrayal: Politics Dampens Hope for Marriage Equality in Taiwan

'Even if marriage equality were to be realized this time around, which appears increasingly unlikely, the LGBTQ community will not easily forget Tsai’s betrayal.'