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  • 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...

  • New Dynamics in Cross-Taiwan Straits Relations: How far can the rapprochement go?by Weixing Hu

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    Relations between mainland China and Taiwan have improved markedly in recent years, giving rise to the key question, How far can the current rapprochement go? This book focuses on how mainland China-Taiwan relations are likely to develop in future. It considers economic relations, including the many recent trade agreements, the political sphere, where... more...

  • CultureShock! Taiwanby Chris Bates; Wu Ling-li

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 12.99

    CultureShock! Taiwan is full of helpful advice on what to expect when you settle into the country and how to enjoy your stay in the country. This book shares insights into understanding Taiwanese traditions and values as well as the lifestyles of the Taiwanese and how to relate to them as friends and in business. Learn more about the main motivations... 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...

  • 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...