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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.
About the Author
Jens Damm is currently an Assistant Professor at Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan, on leave from Freie Universität Berlin. His research interests are gender and ethnicity related issues in Taiwan, Greater China including the PRC, and the impact of new communication technologies.
Paul Lim is currently Professor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Head of the Centre for European Studies at the Institute for Occidental Studies. His research is mainly focused on the External Relations of the European Union, with Asia, in particular, in all its different facets.
Table of Contents
Articles contributed by Michael Kau, Jens Damm, Paul Lim, Ann Heylen, Yoshihisa Amae, Gunter Schubert, Masako Ikegami, Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Jana Sehnálková, Ondrej Kucera, Sigrid Winkler, Lutgard Lams, Stefan Fleischauer andJoseph Lee.
Foreword.- Introduction: European Perspectives on Taiwan.- Europe and the Historical, Political and Social Development of Taiwan.- Taiwan in the Context of Global Strategic Considerations.- Taiwan, the European Union and International Organizations.- Cross-Strait Relations vis-à-vis the European Integration Process.