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This study investigates the impact of "intergenerational value change" on impressions of China in 2017 among three political birth cohorts of Taiwanese.

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As an emerging first-tier world power, China is exerting an important influence on countries in the Asia-Pacific region, especially Taiwan, with which it has a long history of often contentious relations.


Based on a representative survey of Taiwanese citizens, the study finds that cohort impressions can be classified according to the extent to which they relate to the economic-political dimension and the social-environmental dimension, suggesting that Taiwanese perceptions of China are not unidimensional and are more nuanced than they first appear.

Chung-li Wu
Academia Sinica

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This page is a summary of: Do Cohorts Matter? Cohort Analysis and Value-Difference Impressions of a Rising China, Political Studies Review, July 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1478929919864781.
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