Taiwan in the Twentieth Century: A Retrospective View / Edition 1

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Overview

This collection brings together a group of experts on Taiwan who attempt to analyze change on this dynamic island during the twentieth century. Thus, in contrast to many works on Taiwan, this collection reveals how important the Japanese colonial antecedents were to the formation of today's Taiwan and illuminates the complexity of the problems this island will face in the twenty-first century.

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"Scholars in Taiwan began looking closely at the Japanese colonial era between ten and twenty years ago. This interesting and broad-ranging volume is the first to bring that research out in a widely accessible, English-language forum. Taiwan in the Twentieth Century makes a very useful and original contribution to the field of Taiwan studies. Historians and social scientists alike will enjoy the book, which would also be useful for teaching courses in the history and historiography of Taiwan, China, and imperial Japan." The Journal of Asian Studies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521003438
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: China Quarterly Special Issues Series , #1
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Has taught in Hong Kong, Macau, and Portugal and has written extensively on mainland China, Japan, Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong. His articles has appeared in Annals of the Association of American Geographers, The China Quarterly, and Land Use Policy as well as other journals. Fluent in Chinese and Japanese as well as able to communicate in French and Portuguese, he is the author of Macau (Oxford: Clio Press, 1989) and Patterns of China's Lost Harmony: A Survey of the Country's Environmental Degradation and Protection (London: Routledge, June 1994). Currently he is working on environmental problems in China and transition issues in Macau.

Is the Sophia Smith Professor of Government at Smith College. Goldstein has written on the Chinese Communist revolution; Sino-American relations, Sino-Soviet relations, the emergence of a Chinese Communist view of world affairs, and the reform process in post-Mao China. His recent work has focused on the Taiwan issue in Sino-American relations and the politics of mainland policy in Taiwan.

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors; Map; Taiwan in the twentieth century: an introduction: 1. Aspects of the Taiwanese landscape in the twentieth century Richard Louis Edmonds; 2. Transforming Taiwan's economic structure in the twentieth century Cheng Tun-jen; 3. Taiwan in the twentieth century: model or victim? Development problems in a small Asian economy Christopher Howe; 4. Taiwan's social changes in the patterns of social solidarity in the twentieth century Dung-sheng Chen; 5. Constructing a native consciousness: Taiwan literature in the twentieth century Angelina Chun-chu Yee; 6. Political development in twentieth-century Taiwan: state-building, regime transformation and the construction of national identity Yun-han Chu and Jih-wen Lin; 7. Taiwan in Japan's security considerations Soeya Yoshihide; 8. An uncertain relationship: the United States, Taiwan and the Taiwan Relations Act Steven M. Goldstein and Randall Schriver; 9. Taiwan and South-East Asia: the limits to pragmatic diplomacy Michael Leifer; Index; Errata.

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