Author: Denny Roy
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801488052
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

For centuries, various great powers have both exploited and benefited Taiwan, shaping its multiple and frequently contradictory identities. Offering a narrative of the island's political history, the author contends that it is best understood as a continuous struggle for security.


Author: Denny Roy
ISBN: LCCN:2002012235
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Taiwan


Author: Murray A. Rubinstein
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765614944
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

Since its initial publication in 1999, Taiwan: A New History has established itself as the book of choice on the history of Taiwan. Conceived as a cohesive and interconnected set of interpretive and narrative essays, it is the most integrated, comprehensive, and accessible history of Taiwan published in any Western language. The contributors are the very best people in their specialties, drawn from North America, Europe, and Asia. This new edition expands the coverage from where the first edition ended in 1995 to 2006. It includes new material on democratization, party politics, and the independence movement. Collectively, the chapters take the reader from the geographical and climatological setting, through the stages of premodern history and contact with China and the West, through the Japanese occupation, to the successful establishment of a modern state.

Taiwan A New History

Author: Murray A. Rubinstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317459088
Release Date: 2015-02-12
Genre: Religion

This is a comprehensive portrait of Taiwan. It covers the major periods in the development of this small but powerful island province/nation. The work is designed in the style of the multi-volume "Cambridge History of China".

Writing Taiwan

Author: David Der-wei Wang
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822388579
Release Date: 2007-01-03
Genre: Literary Criticism

Writing Taiwan is the first volume in English to examine the entire span of modern Taiwan literature, from the first decades of the twentieth century to the present. In this collection, leading literary scholars based in Taiwan and the United States consider prominent Taiwanese authors and works in genres including poetry, travel writing, and realist, modernist, and postmodern fiction. The diversity of Taiwan literature is signaled by the range of authors treated, including Yang Chichang, who studied Japanese literature in Tokyo in the early 1930s and wrote all of his own poetry and fiction in Japanese; Li Yongping, an ethnic Chinese born in Malaysia and educated in Taiwan and the United States; and Liu Daren, who was born in mainland China and effectively exiled from Taiwan in the 1970s on account of his political activism. Because the island of Taiwan spent the first half of the century as a colony of Japan and the second half in an umbilical relationship to China, its literature challenges basic assumptions about what constitutes a “national literature.” Several contributors directly address the methodological and epistemological issues involved in writing about “Taiwan literature.” Other contributors investigate the cultural and political grounds from which specific genres and literary movements emerged. Still others explore themes of history and memory in Taiwan literature and tropes of space and geography, looking at representations of boundaries as well as the boundary-crossing global flows of commodities and capital. Like Taiwan’s history, modern Taiwan literature is rife with conflicting legacies and impulses. Writing Taiwan reveals a sense of its richness and diversity to English-language readers. Contributors. Yomi Braester, Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang, Fangming Chen, Lingchei Letty Chen, Chaoyang Liao, Ping-hui Liao, Joyce C. H. Liu, Kim-chu Ng, Carlos Rojas, Xiaobing Tang, Ban Wang, David Der-wei Wang, Gang Gary Xu, Michelle Yeh, Fenghuang Ying

Assessing the Lee Teng hui Legacy in Taiwan s Politics

Author: Linda Chao
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765610639
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: History

The twelve years of Lee Teng-hui's presidency were marked by a series of contrary trends: tremendous progress in the consolidation of Taiwan's democracy; deterioration of the Kuomintang's popularity and the spread of "black and gold politics" (the influence of organized crime and corruption in the political system); a growing role for Taiwan in international affairs; and periodic and often intense conflicts with China. Lee himself was viewed as a heroic figure by some and reviled by others. In this book some of the most influential scholars on Taiwan's domestic politics and international relations assess Lee Teng-hui's presidency and his legacy for Taiwan's current leaders and the political system as a whole.

A Quiet Revolution

Author: John Franklin Copper
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0896331288
Release Date: 1988
Genre: History

In mid-1987 Taiwanese president Chiang Ching-kuo announced the end of martial law and the legalization of a political opposition. These two changes, in addition to the orderly elections held at the end of 1986, underscored the political development that has occurred in the Republic of China on Taiwan. John Copper argues that the country's economic success has obscured-and sometimes been placed in false opposition to-its political progress. Despite the many internal difficulties it faces and the external threat from mainland China, says Copper, the Taiwanese government has handled challenges so well that it might serve as a model for other developing states. He traces the history of Taiwan through developments in governmental structure, the economic system, and political strategies. The 1986 elections, which demonstrated both basic confidence in the Taiwanese government as a whole and an openness to opposition candidates in some areas, showed an emerging if not yet fully operational democratic process. Like Japan, says Copper, Taiwan will probably continue to be dominated by one party, but it will also make further political changes conducive to social stability and economic growth.

The Politics of Locality

Author: Hsin-yi Lu
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415934336
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

"This dissertation investigates the multiple social forces encompassed in the production of "local (zaidi)" and "community (shequ)," the two ubiquitous terms in the lexicon of the national essence in 1990s Taiwan. Drawing on both fieldwork and historical research, it examines the collaboration among the state, the culture workers, and the mass media in constituting a localism in the face of cultural nationalism and increased global transaction. The author argues that the emergence of a profound concern with locality in Taiwan is tied to its national imaginary in the global terrain. For an island caught between the desire to participate in the international community and the pressure from The People's Republic of China to censure that desire, the "local provides a secure, apolitical ground for a distinctive, recognizable, national culture and citizenship. The wide spectrum of "local diversity" also affirms the island's new code of national sovereignty, which emphasizes progressiveness, pluralism and flexibility." – ABSTRACT.

Confucianism Democratization and Human Rights in Taiwan

Author: Joel S. Fetzer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780739173008
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Political Science

Evaluating the “Asian values” thesis in Taiwan, Confucianism, Democratization, and Human Rights in Taiwan, by Joel S. Fetzer and J. Christopher Soper, concludes that while Confucian values were used to bolster authoritarianism under martial law and played little role in democratization, they are now being reinterpreted in a pro-democratic direction. Based on elite interviews, survey research, and content analysis of legislative debates and public school textbooks, this study makes a much-needed empirical contribution to the largely theoretical debate about the political effects of Confucianism.

European Perspectives on Taiwan

Author: Jens Damm
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783531943039
Release Date: 2012-02-23
Genre: Political Science

The initiative and leadership for this edited volume came from the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) based in Brussels. The book discusses questions related to the different European perspectives on Taiwan in various fields, asking, in particular: How has the European Union dealt with the unsolved status of the Republic of China on Taiwan? In which ways has Europe been seen as a model for Taiwan’s transformation, and, does the example of the EU offer any lessons for cross-Strait integration? Furthermore, the authors, well-known specialists drawn from disciplines, such as, economics, political science, international law, history, and cultural studies, are equally interested in Taiwan’s perspectives on Europe and in the historical relationship between Taiwan and Europe.

Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Republic of China

Author: John F. Copper
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442243071
Release Date: 2014-12-19
Genre: History

This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of the Taiwan (Republic of China) covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Contending Approaches to the Political Economy of Taiwan

Author: Edwin A. Winckler
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0873327713
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Business & Economics

This work compares IT parks in China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hawaii, in search of strategies that policy makers can employ to reduce the Global Digital Divide, advance distributional equity, and soften some of the negative effects of economic globalization.


Author: Alan Wachman
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 1563243997
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Political Science

Taiwan has become a democracy despite the inability of its political elite to agree on the national identity of the state. This is a study of the history of democratisation in the light of the national identity problem, based on interviews with leading figures in the KMT and opposition parties.

Taiwans unverg nglicher Antikolonialismus

Author: Thomas Fröhlich
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839410189
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Political Science

Der Arzt und Aktivist Jiang Weishui gilt in Taiwan als eine Schlüsselfigur des Antikolonialismus in der Zeit der japanischen Kolonialherrschaft (1895-1945). Diese bis heute höchst kontrovers diskutierte Periode ist in Taiwan sowohl für die innergesellschaftliche Verständigung als auch für das Verhältnis zu China und Japan von großer Bedeutung. Das Buch macht Theorie und Praxis des taiwanesischen Antikolonialismus und dessen Nachwirkungen gleichermaßen verständlich und stellt neben aktuellen Forschungsbeiträgen, die eine historische und theoretische Einordnung bieten, erstmals Jiangs Schriften in deutscher Übersetzung vor.