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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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • Taiwan's Relations with Mainland Chinaby Chi Su

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Taiwan's Relations with Mainland China is the first book to deal with the role of Taiwan?s leadership politics, including the personal political styles of Lee Teng-hui and Chen Shui-bian, in the development of Taiwan?s mainland policy and the consequences for U.S.-Taiwan relations. Including analysis of the critical and volatile 1988-2004 period,... more...

  • New Thinking about the Taiwan Issueby Jean-Marc F. Blanchard; Dennis V. Hickey

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The "Taiwan question" has long been considered one of the most complicated and explosive issues in global politics. In recent years, however, relations between Taiwan and the Chinese mainland have improved substantially to the surprise of many. In this ground-breaking collection, distinguished contributors from the US, Asia, and Europe seek to go... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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$ 145.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...