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  • 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 Statesmanby Richard Kagan

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    A well-known observer of Taiwan and Asian history and culture provides an insightful biography of Lee Teng Hui, the pro-democracy statesman and former president of the Republic of China. As head of the Taiwanese government from 1988 to 2000, Lee managed, without violence or major civil unrest, to reform the authoritarian state into a constitutional... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Across the Taiwan Straitby Suisheng Zhao

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Managing China's Sovereignty in Hong Kong and Taiwanby Sow Keat Tok

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Sow Keat Tok explores the adaptation of the Western concept of 'sovereignty' into China's management of Taiwan and Hong Kong affairs. 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...

  • 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...

  • Uncharted Straitby Richard C. Bush

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 36.95

    The future of the Taiwan Strait is more wide open than at any other time in recent decades. Tensions between China and Taiwan have eased since 2008. But the movement toward full rapprochement remains fragile. Whether the two sides of the Strait can sustain and expand a cooperative relationship after years of mutual distrust and fear is still uncertain.... more...