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  • Will Taiwan Break Awayby Kim

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 56.00

    The March 2000 presidential elections in Taiwan returned a pro-independence candidate. This marks a turning point in Taiwanese politics, as well as bilateral relations across the strait. The Taiwan issue is extremely difficult to resolve for it straddles three centuries. Separatism originated in the 19th century, intensified in the 20th century and... more...

  • Managing China's Sovereignty in Hong Kong and Taiwanby Sow Keat Tok

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Sow Keat Tok explores the adaptation of the Western concept of 'sovereignty' into China's management of Taiwan and Hong Kong affairs. more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99

    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...

  • Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeouby Jean-Pierre Cabestan; Jacques deLisle

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In 2008 Ma Ying-jeou was elected President of Taiwan, and the Kuomintang (KMT) returned to power after eight years of rule by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Since taking power, the KMT has faced serious difficulties, as economic growth has been sluggish, society has been polarised over issues of identity and policy, and rapprochement between... more...

  • Border Crossing in Greater Chinaby Jenn-hwan Wang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    China?s transformation from a poor and underdeveloped country into a global market power has profoundly altered its socioeconomic power relations with the other countries in the Greater China region, namely, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Indeed, this economic shift has resulted in the massive flow of capital and people from Taiwan as well as Hong Kong to... more...

  • Comparatizing Taiwanby Shu-mei Shih; Ping-hui Liao

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    As the site of crossings of colonizers, settlers, merchants, and goods, island nations such as Taiwan have seen a rich confluence of cultures, where peoples and languages were either forced to mix or did so voluntarily, due largely to colonial conquest and their crucial role in world economy. Through an examination of socio-cultural phenomena, Comparatizing... more...

  • Maritime Taiwan: Historical Encounters with the East and the Westby Shih-Shan Henry Tsai

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    For centuries the island of Taiwan, 100 miles off the Asian mainland, has been a crossroads for traders and settlers, pirates and military schemers from around the world. Unlike China, with its long tradition of keeping foreigners out, Taiwan has a long history of interaction, both hostile and friendly, with other seafaring nations near and far. "Maritime... more...

  • Place, Identity, and National Imagination in Post-war Taiwanby Bi-yu Chang

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In the struggles for political and cultural hegemony that Taiwan has witnessed since the 1980s, the focal point in contesting narratives and the key battlefield in the political debates are primarily spatial and place-based. The major fault line appears to be a split between an imposed identity emphasizing cultural origin (China) and an emphasis on... more...

  • Taiwan and Chinese Nationalismby Christopher Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    For China, Taiwan is next in line to be unified with the People's Republic after Hong Kong in 1997. China's claim on Taiwan is of great importance to the politics of Chinese Nationalism, and is central to the dynamics of power in this most volatile of regions. The democratic challenge from Taiwan is very potent and its status and identity within the... 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...