Austin Horng-En Wang

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Expertise: Asia Politics, Taiwan Politics, Taiwan-China-US relationship, Public Opinion and Election


Austin Horng-En Wang is an expert on voting behavior, East Asian politics, and political psychology. His dissertation examined the relationship between temporal discounting and political participation through survey and experiments in the U.S., Taiwan, and Ukraine. His current research explores the long-term effect of political repression and attitude toward war in East Asia.

Wang’s commentary on Asian politics have appeared in The Washington Post, The National Interest, and Huffington Post, among others. His research has been published in highly respected journals, including Political Research Quarterly, Electoral Studies, Asian Survey, and Social Science Research.


  • Ph.D., Political Science, Duke University
  • M.A., Political Science, National Taiwan University
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University

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Austin Horng-En Wang In The News

Tribune Content Agency
March 25, 2019
On January 2, China’s President Xi Jinping made an overt threat to retake Taiwan back by military force.
New York Times
January 7, 2019
President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan called on Saturday for domestic and international support of the island’s de facto independence, days after China’s leader, Xi Jinping, warned that unification with China was inevitable.
Sindo Weekly
December 19, 2018
The General Election held on Saturday, November 24, yesterday in Taiwan stated that the Progressive Democratic Party (DPP) which was the ruling party lost to the opposition party, Kuomitang, which had close ties with China. The defeat of the DPP made the leader and President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen decide to resign from the position of party leader.
Business Times
November 26, 2018
Taiwan's pro-independence leader, Tsai Ing-wen, has just over a year to win back public support if she wants to avoid going down in history as the island's first one-term president.