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In Memoriam: Professor Harold D. Clarke (1943-2022)

Dr. Harold D. Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science at UT Austin, passed away on January 11, 2022 in Dallas. NATSA has been inspired by his works and is forever grateful for his contribution in the Taiwan studies community. We are fortunate to have him as an ally. We sincerely invite you to pay your tribute by reading his work:

"Prof. Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, passed away on January 11, 2022, of COVID-pneumonia in Dallas.

Prof. Clarke was an eminent political scientist who specialized in comparative political behavior, electoral studies, and research methods. Among his many academic endeavors, Prof. Clarke was a strong supporter of Taiwan studies. He helped promote Taiwan studies by training students, conducting research, as well as organizing and participating in conferences. A frequent traveler to Taiwan to attend conferences and teach workshops, he was much respected and beloved by many political scientists in and from Taiwan.

Prof. Clarke coauthored several articles on Taiwan with his students. UT Dallas’ obituary mentions, most appropriately, that his distinguished scholarship has 'advanced knowledge and understanding of the contingent nature of public support in a representative democracy, and of elections and the performance-based evaluations that many people bring to their electoral choices in America, Britain, Canada, Taiwan, and other democracies'

Prof. Clarke’s passing is a great loss to the Taiwan studies community, and he will be sorely missed."


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