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Taiwan

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Is Taiwan Chinese?by Melissa J. Brown

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • European Perspectives on Taiwanby Jens Damm; Paul Lim

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 63.43

    The initiative and leadership for this edited volume came from the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) based in Brussels. The book discusses various questions related to the different European perspectives on Taiwan, for example, how the European Union has dealt with the unresolved status of the Republic of China on Taiwan, the ways in which... more...

  • 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...