Ya think so?
[quote]The National Science Council (國科會) recently reported 23 cases of plagiarism involving some well-known scholars in Taiwan, many of whom are still teaching at local universities or doing research work. . .
NSC Vice Chairman Liao Chun-chen (廖俊臣) said his agency would consult with scholars and legal experts on how to stop the practice, which he said has damaged the quality of Taiwan’s academic work and set a bad example for students who wish to pursue academic careers.
Liao did not reveal the names of those found plagiarizing, but said more than half once taught or are still teaching at national universities, including two at National Taiwan University and one each at Chengchi University, Sun Yat-sen University, and Tsing Hua University.[/quote]
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[quote]a Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) lawmaker yesterday accused National Taiwan University (NTU) of sheltering one of its associate professors, who was suspected of plagiarism in one of the articles she used for her promotion last year.
TSU Legislator Tseng Tsan-teng (曾燦燈) claimed that Chen Mei-li (陳美莉), a physical education professor at NTU, copied her piece from two articles written by her colleagues and made them into her own.[/quote]
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[quote]The plagiarism scandal at the Chinese Culture University erupted in April when Tuan Yi-kang (段宜康) and Lin Tai-hua (林岱樺), both Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators, revealed that Lin Tsai-mei (林彩梅), then the university’s chancellor, had allowed Su Tsui-yun (蘇翠芸), her advisee and also her daughter, to copy from Lin’s book in order to help Su finish her dissertation on business and management.
The two DDP lawmakers said that 90 of the 110 pages of Su’s dissertation were copied from Lin’s book verbatim.
Lin was forced to step down as chancellor under pressure from the university’s committee and the ministry of education, but she has stayed on at the university as the director of the school of business.
Su was stripped of her master’s degree.[/quote]
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But, lest I be accused of unfairly picking on the Taiwanese, I admit that of course there are plenty of plagiarists in all countries and lines of work: