China and the Taiwan Issue: Incoming War at Taiwan Strait

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Overview

With comprehensive historical, political, socioeconomic, and cultural data, this book offers a timely examination of the developments in mainland China, Taiwan, and U.S. involvement in the region as they relate to the ongoing Taiwan Strait dilemma. While many books approach this issue primarily from the viewpoint of Taiwan, this book gives considerable attention to China and its development and role in the issue. In an approachable style, this intriguing work identifies the realities that mainland China and Taiwan, as well as the United States, face and presents various options in an effort to develop mutual understanding and peaceful solutions for each party involved in the Taiwan issue.
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The Midwest Book Review
The tensions between China and the independent Taiwan remain a persistent threat of instability in the region; China and the Taiwan Issue examines historical, cultural, and practical factors surrounding the issue and offers recommendations for peaceful solutions to potential conflict. Especially recommended reading for students of political science and foreign relations with China and Taiwan.
Midwest Book Review
The tensions between China and the independent Taiwan remain a persistent threat of instability in the region; China and the Taiwan Issue examines historical, cultural, and practical factors surrounding the issue and offers recommendations for peaceful solutions to potential conflict. Especially recommended reading for students of political science and foreign relations with China and Taiwan.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761834359
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 4/25/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Gabe T. Wang is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at William Paterson University. In addition to this book, he is the author of China's Population: Problems, Thoughts, and Policies, A Comparative Study of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Work Values of Employees in the United States and Japan, and more than 25 published articles. He received his Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from Brigham Young University.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Figures Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 1. Introduction Chapter 4 2. Understanding China Chapter 5 3. Understanding Taiwan Chapter 6 4. Economic and Social Development in Mainland China and Taiwan Chapter 7 5. United States and Taiwan Issue Chapter 8 6. Impending War at Taiwan Strait Chapter 9 7. Reality and Options Chapter 10 Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2006

    impending war between china and taiwan

    The most unique characteristic of this book is its comprehensive perspective on the Taiwan issue. After an introduction of the Taiwan issue in Chapter One, Chapter Two provided its readers with a concise but complete history of modern China, which is most fundamental in understanding the Chinese society and psychology about the internal and international politics. This brief history indicates why the Chinese are so anxious about getting Taiwan back. Then, Chapter Three provided the audience with a brief history of Taiwan, which informs the audience why many people in Taiwan want to become independent and why the Taiwan issue is so complicated. Chapter Four made a comparison of the socioeconomic development in both mainland China and Taiwan. The author seems to see more similarities than differences between the Taiwan Strait. This is very interesting and helpful, for most people are used to the Cold War stereotypes. Chapter Five described the U.S. involvement of the United States in the Taiwan issue and how the international politics influenced the United States decisions. It provides more information from the less known side of China. Chapter Six gave an account of the political relations between China and Taiwan with the involvement of the United States. Finally, Chapter Seven provides the author¡¯s analyses of the tri-part interactions between China and Taiwan as well as the United States. It also provided the readers with options for each of the three parties involved. Compared with many books about Taiwan issue, this book is obviously less partial and has painted a more complete picture of the issue. It is less influenced by the prevailing and popular international politic ideologies instead, it pays much more attention to the concerns and fundamental changes in both China and Taiwan. The book focuses on or intended to discuss about the Taiwan issue however, it is also a good book to understand China, its politics, social problems, anxieties, the social and economic developments. It is a must read book for those who sincerely want to understand China. Although its subtitle is Impending War at Taiwan Strait, it actually does not talk about war.

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