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  • Taiwan's Struggleby Shyu-tu Lee; Jack F. Williams

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 77.99

    This comprehensive book explores contemporary Taiwan from the perspective of the Taiwanese themselves. In a unique set of original essays, leading Taiwanese figures consider the country?s history, politics, society, economy, identity, and future prospects. The volume provides a forum for a diversity of local voices, who are rarely heard in the power... more...

  • Taiwan and Chinese Nationalismby Christopher Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    This study examines the problems which will inevitably arise as a result of China's claims on Taiwan, and analyses Taiwan's 'post-nationalist' identity. more...

  • Taiwanby Michael Swaine; James Mulvenon; Kevin Pollpeter

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    Addressing Taiwan's foreign and defence policymaking, this book asserts that the United States should continue to maintain a public allegiance to the "One China" concept, combined with a posture of public ambiguity regarding the level of the US defence commitment. more...

  • Is Taiwan Chinese?by Melissa J. Brown

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    The "one China" policy officially supported by the People's Republic of China, the United States, and other countries asserts that there is only one China and Taiwan is a part of it. The debate over whether the people of Taiwan are Chinese or independently Taiwanese is, Melissa J. Brown argues, a matter of identity: Han ethnic identity, Chinese national... more...

  • China's Rise, Taiwan's Dilemma's and International Peaceby Edward Friedman

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    If we are to believe the media then a war between China and Taiwan is inevitable. Incorporating interviews, archives and original research, this book examines the troubled relationship between China, Taiwan and the US, bringing Taiwanese views on identity politics to the forefront of the discussion.   more...

  • Cultural, Ethnic, and Political Nationalism in Contemporary Taiwanby John Makeham; A-chin Hsiau

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 100.00

    This volume analyzes what is arguably the single most important aspect of cultural and political change in Taiwan over the past quarter-century: the trend toward 'indigenization' (bentuhua). Focusing on the indigenization of politics and culture and its close connection with the identity politics of ethnicity and nationalism, this volume is an attempt... more...

  • Forbidden Nationby Jonathan Manthorpe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 24.95

    A gripping history of Taiwan and its tense relations with China more...

  • Legitimacy, Meaning and Knowledge in the Making of Taiwanese Identityby Mark Harrison

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 85.00

    Offers an approach to understanding the formation of Taiwan's identity. This work applies contemporary social theory and historiography to a detail on Taiwanese politics, culture and society. more...

  • The Politics of Localityby Hsin-Yi Lu

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 158.00

    This book is a critical examination of the socio-historical condition in which the discourse of local diversity emerged and gradually permeated Taiwan's public culture. Interweaving ethnographic sensibility and theoretical insights across disciplines, including anthropology, cultural studies and cultural geography, the study elucidates the complex... more...

  • The Spanish Experience in Taiwan, 1626-1642by Jose Euguenio Borao Mateo

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 45.00

    Taiwan in the seventeenth century was a pivotal site of conflict between the expansionist Dutch and Spanish colonial empires. This book examines the economic and religious motives which brought the Spaniards to Taiwan from Manila in the first half of the century. Since 1624, Dutch expansion had been threatening the thriving trade between Fujian and... more...