1st Edition

Assessing the Lee Teng-hui Legacy in Taiwan's Politics Democratic Consolidation and External Relations

By Bruce Dickson, Chien-Min Chao Copyright 2002
    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    The 12 years of Lee Teng-hui's presidency were marked by a series of contrary trends such as progress in the consolidation of Taiwan's democracy, and periodic conflicts with China. This book assesses the complex legacy of Lee Teng-hui by looking at his accomplishments and setbacks.

    I: Introduction; 1: Introduction; 2: Some Problems in Taiwan's Democratic Consolidation; II: Lee Teng-hui's Political Leadership; 3: Lee Teng-hui's Role in Taiwan's Democratization; 4: Consolidating Democracy in the Republic of China on Taiwan, 1996–2000; 5: Taiwan's Macroeconomic Performance in the 1990s; III: Taiwan's Party System and Electoral Behavior; 6: Whither the Kuomintang?; 7: The Democratic Progressive Party in 2000; 8: The March 2000 Election in Historical and Comparative Perspectives; IV: Lee Teng-hui's Impact on Taiwan's External Relations; 9: The Republic of China's Foreign Relations Under President Lee Teng-hui; 10: Cross-Strait Relations; 11: Reunification Strategy; 12: National Defense and the Changing Security Environment; 13: Taiwan's Challenge to U.S. Foreign Policy


    Bruce Dickson, Chien-Min Chao