The 2016 legislative elections in Taiwan brought about the spectacular success of candidates who had neither been seasoned by experience in the legislature itself nor in any other elected office of local government in Taiwan. Moreover, 27% of the members of the 9th Legislative Yuan (LY) are such newcomers. Taking into account that little attention has been given to this topic, this study presents an understanding of political newcomers in Taiwanese society in 2016.
Hemispheres. Studies on Cultures and Societies 31(3), pp.68-78