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

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    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. Centering on the primary issues facing Taiwan,... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Why Taiwan Mattersby Shelley Rigger

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 36.99

    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...

  • Taiwanby John F Copper

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    John F. Copper is the Stanley J. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies Emeritus at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. He is the author of more than twenty-five books on Taiwan, China, and Asian affairs. His book China?s Global Role won the Clarence Day Foundation Award for outstanding research and creativity. more...

  • Chinese Charactersby Angilee Shah; Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    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$ 22.00

    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...