1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan

Edited By

Gunter Schubert





ISBN 9781138781870
Published June 1, 2016 by Routledge
588 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

USD $260.00

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan offers a comprehensive overview of both contemporary Taiwan and the Taiwan studies field. Each contribution summarises the major findings in the field and highlights long-term trends, recent observations and possible future developments in Taiwan.



Written by an international team of experts, the chapters included in the volume form an accessible and fascinating insight into contemporary Taiwan. Up-to-date, interdisciplinary, and academically rigorous, the Handbook will be of interest to students, academics, policymakers and others in search of reliable information on Taiwanese politics, economics, culture and society.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Political History



1. Taiwan in Late Ming and Qing China



2. Taiwan under Japanese Rule (1895-1945)



3. Retrocession and Authoritarian KMT Rule (1945-1986)



4. Taiwan after the Democratic Transition (1987-2014)



5. Taiwan’s Independence Movement





Part 2: Government and Politics



6. Political Parties and the Evolution of Taiwan’s Party System



7. Party Ideology in Democratic Taiwan



8. Elections



9. Local Factions



10. National Identity and "Ethnicity"



11. Transitional Justice and the Legal System



12. Politics and the Media





Part 3: Political Economy



13. The Developmental State and Taiwan: Origins and Adaptation



14. Mainland Investment and Taiwanese Entrepreneurs



15. Taiwan and Economic Globalization





Part 4: Society and Culture



16. The Development of Civil Society in Post-authoritarian Taiwan



17. Aborigines Movement



18. Labour Movement



19. Anti-Nuclear Power Movement



20. Gender and the Feminist Movement



21. Religion and Politics



22. Social Welfare



23. Trends in Modern Literature



24. Cultural Democratisation and Taiwan Cinema





Part 5: Cross-Strait Relations



25. Cross-Strait Dialogue and Policies



26. Cross-Strait Economic Integration



27. The China Factor in Taiwan: Impact and Response



28. Cross-strait Marriages and Immigration Policies





Part 6: International Relations and Security



29. Taiwan’s Foreign Policy and International Space



30. U.S.-Taiwan Relations



31. Taiwan and the South China See



32. European-Taiwan Relations



33. Security Policy



34. Taiwan’s Public Diplomacy

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Editor(s)

Biography

Gunter Schubert is the founder and director of the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT) at the University of Tübingen in Germany, and holds the Chair of Greater China Studies at the University of Tübingen’s Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, Germany.

Reviews

"Written by well-recognised experts and long-time Taiwan watchers, the volume is a real treasure trove as it provides a highly reliable source of Taiwan-focused topics and raises a number of important issues that are at the forefront of contemporary Taiwan. Furthermore, it renders a comprehensive, systematic, and well-documented review of literature on Taiwan's most important historical, political, economic, social, and cultural developments. It is undoubtedly a publication that has been long awaited and deserves an immediate place on the shelves of academic libraries and of all those interested in the field of Taiwan studies. In short, anyone seeking insights into contemporary Taiwan should make sure to read it."

Dr. Sasa Istenic, Assistant Professor of Sinology at the Department of Asian Studies of the University of Ljubljana and Director of the Taiwan Study Center in Slovenia