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Four articles are included in this topical section on ‘Taiwan as Epistemic Challenger’. Two of the four contributions were originally presented at the 3rd World Congress of Taiwan Studies held on 6–8 September 2018 at Academia Sinica in Taipei. The main theme of this Congress was ‘Taiwan in the Globalized World: The Relevance of Taiwan Studies to the Social Sciences and Humanities’. The other two contributions were accepted through a call for papers. The topical section aims to demonstrate that Taiwanese scholars and foreign researchers of Taiwanese society can transcend the competitive disadvantage of studying a single country and make Taiwan visible in international scholarship. The findings of relevant Taiwan studies research can instead modify the epistemic assumptions and methodology in different disciplines of the social sciences and humanities.

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This study examines married women’s employment in East Asia. The authors find that highly educated married mothers have greater bargaining power in marriage, thus allowing them to remain in the labor force. In Japan and South Korea, lower-educated mothers are more likely to be restricted to the home compared to their counterparts in Taiwan and China. Also, for married mothers living in highly educated couples, they still are less likely to remain in the labor force in Japan and South Korea than in Taiwan and China. While individual-level factors may lead to differences in mothers’ labor force participation, there may also be institutional factors that affect the impact of education on a couple’s employment pattern across East Asian societies.

In: Comparative Sociology