Kaohsiung Resources

By Sonia Su

Bibliography and further reading for the city of Kaohsiung.

Table of Contents


Encyclopedia Britannica
Ketagalan Media
Kaohsiung City Government
Kaohsiung City Twitter account
New Bloom Magazine
Taipei Urbanism Twitter account
Taiwan AI Lab
Taiwan Business TOPICS (American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei)
Taiwan Can Help
Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Twitter account)
Taiwan Insight (University of Nottingham Taiwan Studies Programme)
Taiwan News
Taiwan Security Research Weekly Report
Taiwan Unraveled Newsletter
The Reporter 《報導者》
Watt, Louise. “Kaohsiung Seeks a Change of Fortune.” Taiwan Business TOPICS. 22 April 2020.


“COVID-19 / 武漢肺炎 Pandemic Info [Megathread #3].” Reddit.

Cheng, Ting-Fang and Lauly Li. “Taiwan’s ‘hidden champions’ help coronavirus fightback.” Nikkei Asian Review. 24 April 2020.

Ellis, Samson and Cindy Wang. “This Is How Taiwan Got a Head Start on Smashing the Virus.” Bloomberg. 7 May 2020.

Hernández, Javier C. and Chris Horton. “Coronavirus Crisis Offers Taiwan a Chance to Push Back Against China.” New York Times. 22 April 2020.

Lee, Yimou. “Taiwan’s new ‘electronic fence’ for quarantines leads wave of virus monitoring.” Reuters. 20 March 2020.

Lin, Cheryl et al. “Policy decisions and use of information technology to fight 2019 novel coronavirus disease, Taiwan.” Emerging Infectious Diseases. July 2020.

Lynch, Colum. “WHO Becomes Battleground as Trump Chooses Pandemic Confrontation Over Cooperation.” Foreign Policy. 29 April 2020.

Olivier, Jeremy. “The COVID-19 Pandemic And Taiwan’s AI Development.” Taiwan Business TOPICS. The American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei. 14 May 2020.

“Taiwan: Canary in a Digital Coalmine.” National Democratic Institute. Documentary.

The Editorial Board. “Taiwan’s Coronavirus Example.” Wall Street Journal. 27 April 2020.

“The WHO, Donald Trump and the Failure of Global Diplomacy.” Center for Global Policy. 28 April 2020. YouTube Livestream.

Timmerman, Antonia. “Meet the Trans Woman Behind Taiwan’s Successful Grassroots Coronavirus Initiatives.” Vice. 30 March 2020.

Wang, et al. “Response to COVID-19 in Taiwan: Big Data Analytics, New Technology, and Proactive Testing.” 3 March 2020. JAMA, 323(14):1341–1342.

Wen, Tsai-Ing. “President of Taiwan: How My Country Prevented a Major Outbreak of COVID-19.” TIME. 16 April 2020.


“A year of action: The food transition for all. 2018 Activity report.” Carrefour 2018 Annual Report.

Bouis, Howarth, and Jikun Huang. 2001. “Structural changes in the demand for food in Asia: empirical evidence from Taiwan.” Agricultural Economics 26. 57-69.

Chang, Ailsa. “Why ‘Wet Markets’ Persisted In China Despite Disease And Hygiene Concerns.” All Things Considered. 22 January 2020.

Chen, Yu-Chih, Chi-tsun Huang, and Kuen-Hung Tsai. 2015. “How do wet markets still survive in Taiwan?” British Food Journal. 117:1. 234-256.

Child, Peter N. 2006. “Lessons from a global retailer: An interview with the president of Carrefour China.” The McKinsey Quarterly (2006 Special Edition: Serving the new Chinese consumer). 70-81.

Chung, Su-Lin and Toshiyuki Yahagi. 2002. “The Localisation Process of Carrefour in Taiwan.” 経営志林 (Keiei shirin). 39:3. 41-64.

“Improve management of traditional markets: Branding, competition, and improvement plan (Approved version)” (改進傳統市場經營管理市集品牌塑造暨競爭力升計畫(核定本)”. Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs. 2015 October.

Ke, Cong-wei (柯宗緯). “Kaohsiung Sanhe Market Visual Renovation Infused with Modern Aesthetic” (高雄三和市場視覺翻新 注入現代美學). 1 June 2019. China Times (中國時報).

Lin, Chia­-Shu. “An Empirical Cross­-Sectional Survey of Food Retail Internationalisation in Taiwanese Hyper, Super, and Traditional Markets.” 2009. Doctoral thesis, University of Sunderland.

Lin, Ji-Ping. “Taiwan’s Cultural Plurality and Immigration Policy.” Taiwan Insight. University of Nottingham, Taiwan Studies Programme. 2019.

Lin, Ya-hui (林雅惠). “Transformation and modernization: 70-year-old Xinxin market reopens (轉型現代化 70年欣欣市場重新開). 14 September 2019. China Times (中國時報).

Su, Sonia. 2018. “Shrinking Supermarkets: A Recipe for Success?” Taiwan Business TOPICS. The American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei. 20 September 2018.

“Trash Market Transformed: Wu Temple Wins Four-Star Title” (垃圾市仔大變身廟奪四星榮冠). Kaohsiung City Government. 22 November 2015.

Xie, Echo. “China bans trade, eating of wild animals in battle against coronavirus.” South China Morning Post. 24 February 2020.

Zhenzhong Si, et al. “Supermarkets, Wet Markets and Food Patronage in Nanjing, China.” Hungry Cities Partnership. 2016.


“2018 Environmental Administration Overview” (2018環保行政概況). 高雄市環境保護局 (Environmental Protection Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government).

“2018 Kaohsiung City Environmental Protection Statistics Annual Report” (107年高雄市環保護統計年報). 2019. 高雄市環境保護局 (Environmental Protection Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government).

“2019 Asia Pacific Circular Economy Roundtable Results Report.” 2019. Taiwan Circular Economy Network.

Bush, Jessica. “Taiwan Has Found A Brilliant Way To Get People To Recycle More.” Buzzworthy. 15 May 2019.

Chang, Tien-Chin, Kuo-Shuh Fan, and Chun-Hsu Lin. 2005. “Management and Performance of Taiwan’s Waste Recycling Fund.” Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association. 55:5. 574-582.

Chao, Yu-Long. 2008. “Time series analysis of the effects of refuse collection on recycling: Taiwan’s ‘‘Keep Trash Off the Ground’’ measure.” Waste Management 28. 859-869.

“F-16Vs & Trash Talk.” Taiwan Insider. YouTube. 22 August 2019.

Innes, Robert and Hai-Lan Yang. 2007. “Economic Incentives and Residential Waste Management in Taiwan: An Empirical Investigation.” Environmental and Resource Economics 37, 489-519.

Maynard, Nate. “Taiwan’s Waste Reduction Miracle.” The News Lens. 24 January 2018.

Ngerng, Yi Ling Roy. 2019. “[Event Summary (Part 2)] Fubon Globalization Taiwan Risk Society Forum – Using the Circular Economy to Overcome Global Warming: Morning Session – Circular Economy Strategies to Overcome Global Warming.” Risk Society and Policy Research Center, National Taiwan University.

“Recycling Regulations in Taiwan and the 4-in-1 Recycling Program.” Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C. (Taiwan). October 2012.

Rickards, Jane. “From ‘Garbage Island’ to a Model of Recycling.” Taiwan Business TOPICS. American Chamber of Commerce. 23 October 2019.

Rossi, Marcello. “How Taiwan Has Achieved One of the Highest Recycling Rates in the World.” Ensla. 18 December 2018.

Sedaghat, Lillygol. 2018. “Taiwan’s Circular Economy: A Model for Global Sustainability?” The News Lens.

Su, Ming-Chien. 2018. “Taiwan’s Circular Economy: A New Era For Waste Management.” Asia Dialogue. University of Nottingham, Asia Research Institute.

Tsai, Wen-Tien. 2019. “An Analysis of Operational Efficiencies in the Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Plants of Kaohsiung Municipality (Taiwan).” Resources. 8:3, 125.

“What A Waste.” Taiwan Today. 1 June 1996.

Wong, Natalie. 2019. “From Miracle to Bottleneck: The Future of Municipal Solid Waste in Taiwan.” Taiwan Insight. University of Nottingham, Taiwan Studies Programme.

Wong, Natalie. “The road to environmental participatory governance in Taiwan: collaboration and challenges in incineration and municipal waste management.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. October 2017. 60:10, 1726-1740.

Yang, et al. 2001. “Adverse Health Effects among Household Waste Collectors in Taiwan.” Environmental Research, 85:3, 195-199.

Urban Tourism

Baldwin, Eric. 2019. “Mecanoo’s Kaohsiung Center Photographed Through the Lens of Sytze Boonstra.” ArchDaily.

Chen, et al. 2018. “The Relation Between Urban Riverbank Reconstruction and Tourism Attractiveness Shaping: A Case Study of Love River in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.” Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering.

Hung, Kun-Yao. 2020. “A Study on Tourism Development Strategy of Kaohsiung City in Taiwan after Urban Style Regeneration.” KnE Social Sciences, 3(10).

Lee, CJ. 2014. “Effects of sport mega-events on city brand awareness and image: using the 2009 world games in Kaohsiung as an example.” Quality & Quantity, 48: 1243–1256.

Liu, JCY. 2012. “The Strategy of City Cultural Governance: 2009 Kaohsiung World games and the Glocalized City Cultural Images.” Journal of Leisure Studies. 10:1, 47-71.

Ma, Shang Chun. 2009. Kaohsiung World Games as a catalyst for sustainable urban development. Doctoral Thesis. Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

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