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Featured Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan

Edited by Dafydd Fell of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, this series provides context and analysis of a broad range of topics on Taiwan.

Read more about the series here, and view the books.

The Routledge Research on Taiwan Series, edited by Dafydd Fell of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, provides context and analysis of a broad range of topics on Taiwan, ranging from the island's politics and economy, to societal and cultural issues that affect the Taiwanese people.

Our featured title is the new textbook Government and Politics in Taiwan by series editor Dafydd Fell, which provides students with the essential background to the history and development of the political system, as well as an explanation of the key structures, processes and institutions that have shaped modern Taiwan.

 

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  1. Government and Politics in Taiwan

    By Dafydd Fell

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    Written by an experienced teacher and scholar this new textbook introduces the reader to the big questions that concern change and continuity in how politics operates and how Taiwan is governed. Taking a critical approach, Dafydd Fell provides students with the essential background to the history...

    Published November 13th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Documenting Taiwan on Film

    Issues and Methods in New Documentaries

    Edited by Sylvia Li-chun Lin, Tze-lan Deborah Sang

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    To date, there is but a handful of articles on documentary films from Taiwan. This volume seeks to remedy the paucity in this area of research and conduct a systematic analysis of the genre. Each contributor to the volume investigates the various aspects of documentary by focusing on one or two...

    Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Taiwanese Identity in the 21st Century

    Domestic, Regional and Global Perspectives

    Edited by Gunter Schubert, Jens Damm

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    As we look to enter the second decade of the 21st century, Taiwan’s quest for identity remains the most contentious issue in the domestic arena of Taiwanese politics. From here, it spills over into the cross-Strait relationship and impacts on regional and global security. Whether Taiwan is a nation...

    Published September 7th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Taiwan's Democracy

    Economic and Political Challenges

    Edited by Robert Ash, John W. Garver, Penelope Prime

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    Taiwan’s rapid industrialization during the 1960s and 1970s, combined with the democratic revolution that began with the lifting of martial law in 1987 were of deep historic importance. Over the next decade Taiwan’s "political miracle" matched its earlier "economic miracle" creating a vibrant...

    Published July 6th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Taiwan's Economic Transformation

    Leadership, Property Rights and Institutional Change 1949-1965

    By Tai-Chun Kuo, Ramon H Myers

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    This book tells the story of Taiwan’s economic revolution—how Taiwan transformed itself from a planned economy into a market economy between 1949 and 1965. The authors posit that it was the Kuomintang Government's endorsement of property rights reform and institutional change that enabled Taiwan to...

    Published July 7th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Politics of Difference in Taiwan

    Edited by T.W. Ngo, Hong-zen Wang

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    Taiwan has been hailed as a successful case of democratization. Compared with many other nations, the transition from authoritarian rule occurred in a rather orderly fashion. Group consciousness emerged as a reaction to the decades-long suppression of cultural diversity under martial law as...

    Published May 9th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Popular Culture in Taiwan

    Charismatic Modernity

    Edited by Marc L. Moskowitz

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    The growing field of popular culture studies in Taiwan can be divided into two distinct academic trends; a different analytical framework is used to examine either locally oriented popular culture or transnational pop culture. This volume combine these two academic trends, firstly by revealing that...

    Published October 12th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Planning in Taiwan

    Spatial Planning in the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Roger Bristow

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    As a newly industrialised country with highly successful economic growth and political liberation in a short period of time, Taiwan has been viewed as a model for other aspiring countries and regions. This volume focuses on the connection between planning institution and practice and the...

    Published May 4th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Taiwan, Humanitarianism and Global Governance

    By Alain Guilloux

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    In this unique book, Alain Guilloux uses four major elements of governance - namely norms, actors, processes, and outcomes - to examine Taiwan’s national governance as well as its participation in global governance in relation to humanitarian aid. Including case studies on Taiwan’s application to...

    Published March 4th 2009 by Routledge