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  • 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...

  • Why Taiwan Mattersby Shelley Rigger

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 77.99

    Written by a leading expert on Taiwan, Why Taiwan Matters offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to a country that exercises a role in the world far greater than its tiny size would indicate. Shelley Rigger explains how Taiwan became such a key global player, highlighting economic and political breakthroughs so impressive they have... more...

  • Chinese Charactersby Angilee Shah; Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 26.95 US$ 21.56

    An artist paints landscapes of faraway places that she cannot identify in order to find her place in the global economy. A migrant worker sorts recyclables and thinks deeply about the soul of his country, while a Taoist mystic struggles to keep his traditions alive. An entrepreneur capitalizes on a growing car culture by trying to convince people not... more...

  • TAIWANISATIONby George Tsai Woei; Peter Kien-hong Yu; Peter Yu Kien-Hong

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 14.00

    Recent years have seen the emergence of a unique Taiwanese consciousness. What this so-called Taiwanisation is and how it came about are addressed in the first article. The evolution of this Taiwanese consciousness, and how it is perceived and presented by major political parties like the Democratic Progressive Party, the Kuomintang, the People First... more...

  • China's Political and Economic Trends in 2001by John Wong; Yongnian Zheng; Zheng Yongnian

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 14.00

    At the beginning of the new century, China's leadership is preparing the ground for a smooth transfer of power from the third generation to the fourth generation leaders. Politicking among different factions has intensified as top leaders who are slated to step down after the 16th National Party Congress in 2002 jockey to put their imprint on... more...

  • Globalization and Security Relations across the Taiwan Straitby Ming-chin Monique Chu; Scott L. Kastner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book presents an interdisciplinary examination of cross-Taiwan Strait relations and the complex dynamics at play in the region. Since the election of Ma Ying-jeou as Taiwan?s president in 2008, the relationship across the Taiwan Strait?long viewed as one of Asia?s most volatile potential flashpoints?has experienced a remarkable détente. Whether... more...

  • Re-writing Culture in Taiwanby Fang-Long Shih; Stuart Thompson; Paul Tremlett

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This inter-disciplinary volume of essays opens new points of departure for thinking about how Taiwan has been studied and represented in the past, for reflecting on the current state of ?Taiwan Studies?, and for thinking about how Taiwan might be re-configured in the future. As the study of Taiwan shifts from being a provincial back-water of sinology... more...

  • The "One China" Dilemmaby Peter Chow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 120.00

    The new developments across the Taiwan Strait have illuminated the dilemma of the 'One China' policy, which could mislead to inconsistent or even contradictory policies, and result in devastating military confrontation between China and the U.S. and possibly Japan. more...

  • Taiwanese Pilgrimage to Chinaby DJ W. Hatfield

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    Through an examination of the pilgrimages to China that enveloped Taiwan in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Hatfield advances anthropological understandings of conflict resolution. more...

  • Aborigines of Taiwanby Josiane Cauquelin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Based on extensive field research over a period of twenty years, this is the first comprehensive study of the Puyuma people of Taiwan. The Puyuma belong to the Austronesian peoples, which today number less than 370,000. In Taiwan, they are the least known of the aboriginal groups, numbering only 6000, and inhabiting the Southeastern province of Taitung.... more...