|標題：Against Everything Involving, China? ‘Sino-Phobia’ and Taiwan Presidential Elections|
|作品名稱||Against Everything Involving, China? ‘Sino-Phobia’ and Taiwan Presidential Elections|
|著者||Kuan-Chen Lee; Wei-Feng Tzeng; Karl Ho; Harold Clarke|
|著錄名稱、卷期、頁數||Journal of Asian and African Studies 53(6), p.830-851|
|摘要||In this study, we develop a measurement to evaluate the phenomenon of “Sino-phobia”
in Taiwan. Taiwanese society has recently exhibited a strong anxiety about a rising
China. Different from the past political and military confrontation between China and
Taiwan, this skepticism grows with increasing cross-Strait interactions and exchanges.
Yet, few works explain this phenomenon empirically and theoretically. Borrowing
theories from political psychology, we conceptualize Sino-phobia as a mutually
correlated combination of perceptual, emotional, and attitudinal responses toward
China. With this theoretical framework in mind, a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA)
model is applied to test our hypotheses using the China Impact Survey 2012 data set.
Our findings suggest that the latent concept of Sino-phobia contains three theoretical
aspects: perception of China, anxiety about China’s influence, and antagonistic
attitudes toward China. Additional analysis shows that Sino-phobia independently
affects vote choice in the 2012 Taiwan’s presidential election. By developing and
measuring a new concept of Sino-phobia, this paper is intended to make contributions
to literature on the China factor and Taiwan politics.
|關鍵字||Taiwan;China;Sino-phobia;cross-Strait relations;presidential elections|