Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

Series Editor:
  • Dafydd Fell
    School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

  • Positioning Taiwan in a Global Context: Being and Becoming book cover

    Positioning Taiwan in a Global Context

    Being and Becoming, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bi-yu Chang, Pei Yin Lin

    Positioning Taiwan in a Global Context examines modern Taiwanese culture through the prism of global cultural interactions. Challenging the view of Taiwan as a product of transience and displacement, it highlights Taiwan’s subjectivity, viewing the island as a site of a global development that…

    Hardback – 2019-05-31 
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  • Social Movements in Taiwan’s Democratic Transition: Linking Activists to the Changing Political Environment book cover

    Social Movements in Taiwan’s Democratic Transition

    Linking Activists to the Changing Political Environment, 1st Edition

    By Yun Fan

    Examining the relationships between activists and the changing political environment, this book analyzes the trajectories of three major social movements in Taiwan during the country’s democratic transition between 1980 and 2000. In doing so, it explores why the labor and environmental movements…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
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  • A New Era in Democratic Taiwan: Trajectories and Turning Points in Politics and Cross-Strait Relations book cover

    A New Era in Democratic Taiwan

    Trajectories and Turning Points in Politics and Cross-Strait Relations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan Sullivan, Chun-Yi Lee

    In January 2016, Taiwan’s former authoritarian ruler, the KMT, the Nationalist Party of China, lost control of both the presidency and the legislature. Having led the democratization process in Taiwan during the 1980s, it maintained a winning coalition among big business, the public sector,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
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  • Technology Transfer Between the US, China and Taiwan: Moving Knowledge book cover

    Technology Transfer Between the US, China and Taiwan

    Moving Knowledge, 1st Edition

    Edited by Douglas B. Fuller, Murray A. Rubinstein

    Examining the flow of technical knowledge between the US, Taiwan and Mainland China over the last sixty-five years, this book shows that the technical knowledge that has moved between these states is vast and varied. It includes the invention and production of industrial goods, as well as knowledge…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
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  • Assessing the Presidency of Ma Ying-jiu in Taiwan: Hopeful Beginning, Hopeless End? book cover

    Assessing the Presidency of Ma Ying-jiu in Taiwan

    Hopeful Beginning, Hopeless End?, 1st Edition

    Edited by André Beckershoff, Gunter Schubert

    The years of the Ma Ying-jiu presidency in Taiwan were controversial from the beginning. When he came to power in 2008, Ma was considered the strongest and most popular KMT presidential candidate since Lee Teng-hui. However, his rapprochement towards China met with increasing resistance and by the…

    Hardback – 2018-06-07
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  • Connecting Taiwan: Participation – Integration – Impacts book cover

    Connecting Taiwan

    Participation – Integration – Impacts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carsten Storm

    Taiwan has often been characterised as an isolated society in its search for sovereignty and security. Its contact with the world in an era of globalization and post-modernity, however, has increasingly led to Taiwanese actors successfully participating in many regional and global fields. In this…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10
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  • Government and Politics in Taiwan book cover

    Government and Politics in Taiwan

    2nd Edition

    By Dafydd Fell

    Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this new and revised second edition of Government and Politics in Taiwan introduces students to the big questions concerning change and continuity in Taiwanese politics and governance. Taking a critical approach, Dafydd Fell provides students with the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
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  • Migration to and From Taiwan book cover

    Migration to and From Taiwan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kuei-fen Chiu, Dafydd Fell, Lin Ping

    Migration has transformed Taiwanese society in the last 20 years. The main inflows have been temporary workers from Southeast Asian countries and female spouses from Southeast Asia and China marrying Taiwanese husbands. The main outflow has been migration to China, as a result of increased economic…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
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  • Changing Taiwanese Identities book cover

    Changing Taiwanese Identities

    1st Edition

    Edited by J. Bruce Jacobs, Peter Kang

    The peoples of Taiwan have been influenced by many different cultures and migrations throughout the island’s history. In the 20th and early 21st centuries especially it has been a stage for cultural and ethnic conflict, not least because of the arrival of mainland Chinese fleeing the Chinese…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15
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  • Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan: The Spirit of 1895 and the Cession of Formosa to Japan book cover

    Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan

    The Spirit of 1895 and the Cession of Formosa to Japan, 1st Edition

    By Niki Alsford

    On 19 April 1895, British Consul Lionel Charles Hopkins, at the northern port of Tamsui, was summoned by Tang Jingsong, the governor of Taiwan, to his yamen in the western district of Taipei. Shortly after his arrival, Hopkins was handed a petition. Signed by a number of Taiwanese ‘notables’, the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
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  • Environmental Governance in Taiwan: A New Generation of Activists and Stakeholders book cover

    Environmental Governance in Taiwan

    A New Generation of Activists and Stakeholders, 1st Edition

    By Simona A. Grano

    Three decades of rapid industrialization until the lifting of martial law in 1987, with little or no concern for the environment, have made Taiwan’s environmental degradation a serious problem. In the past twenty years, Taiwan has seen a surge of environmental organizations, which to a certain…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30
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  • Place, Identity, and National Imagination in Post-war Taiwan book cover

    Place, Identity, and National Imagination in Post-war Taiwan

    1st Edition

    By Bi-yu Chang

    In the struggles for political and cultural hegemony that Taiwan has witnessed since the 1980s, the focal point in contesting narratives and the key battlefield in the political debates are primarily spatial and place-based. The major fault line appears to be a split between an imposed identity…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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  • Border Crossing in Greater China: Production, Community and Identity book cover

    Border Crossing in Greater China

    Production, Community and Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jenn-hwan Wang

    China’s transformation from a poor and underdeveloped country into a global market power has profoundly altered its socioeconomic power relations with the other countries in the Greater China region, namely, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Indeed, this economic shift has resulted in the massive flow of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
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  • Language, Politics and Identity in Taiwan: Naming China book cover

    Language, Politics and Identity in Taiwan

    Naming China, 1st Edition

    By Hui-Ching Chang, Richard Holt

    Following the move by Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Nationalist Party Kuomingtang (KMT) to Taiwan after losing the Chinese civil war to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the late 1940s, and Chiang’s subsequent lifelong vow to reclaim the mainland, "China " has occupied—if not monopolized—the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
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  • Culture Politics and Linguistic Recognition in Taiwan: Ethnicity, National Identity, and the Party System book cover

    Culture Politics and Linguistic Recognition in Taiwan

    Ethnicity, National Identity, and the Party System, 1st Edition

    By Jean-Francois Dupre

    The consolidation of Taiwanese identity in recent years has been accompanied by two interrelated paradoxes: a continued language shift from local Taiwanese languages to Mandarin Chinese, and the increasing subordination of the Hoklo majority culture in ethnic policy and public identity discourses.…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24
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  • Taiwan's Social Movements under Ma Ying-jeou: From the Wild Strawberries to the Sunflowers book cover

    Taiwan's Social Movements under Ma Ying-jeou

    From the Wild Strawberries to the Sunflowers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dafydd Fell

    In the spring of 2014, the Sunflower Movement’s three-week occupation of the Legislative Yuan brought Taiwan back to international media attention. It was the culmination of a series of social movements that had been growing in strength since 2008 and have become even more salient since the spring…

    Hardback – 2017-02-14
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  • Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou: Partisan Conflict, Policy Choices, External Constraints and Security Challenges book cover

    Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou

    Partisan Conflict, Policy Choices, External Constraints and Security Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Jacques deLisle

    In 2008 Ma Ying-jeou was elected President of Taiwan, and the Kuomintang (KMT) returned to power after eight years of rule by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Since taking power, the KMT has faced serious difficulties, as economic growth has been sluggish, society has been polarised over…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
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  • Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait: The illusion of peace? book cover

    Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait

    The illusion of peace?, 1st Edition

    By J. Michael Cole

    Years of rapprochement between Taiwan and China had convinced many that the Taiwan issue had been resolved, and that it was only a matter of time before the two former opponents would reunite under One China. But a reenergized civil society, motivated by civic nationalism and a desire to defend…

    Paperback – 2016-09-16
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  • Planning in Taiwan: Spatial Planning in the Twenty-First Century book cover

    Planning in Taiwan

    Spatial Planning in the Twenty-First Century, 1st Edition

    Edited by Roger Bristow

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
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  • Taiwan and The 'China Impact': Challenges and Opportunities book cover

    Taiwan and The 'China Impact'

    Challenges and Opportunities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gunter Schubert

    There can be no doubt that China’s economic and political rise is having a stronger effect on Taiwan than on any other country, given the Chinese government’s claim to sovereignty over Taiwan, and Taiwan’s quest to maintain its democratic achievements and political identity as a sovereign state.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-26
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  • Taiwan's Economic Transformation: Leadership, Property Rights and Institutional Change 1949-1965 book cover

    Taiwan's Economic Transformation

    Leadership, Property Rights and Institutional Change 1949-1965, 1st Edition

    By Tai-Chun Kuo, Ramon H Myers

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
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  • Politics of Difference in Taiwan book cover

    Politics of Difference in Taiwan

    1st Edition

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

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-03-14
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  • Popular Culture in Taiwan: Charismatic Modernity book cover

    Popular Culture in Taiwan

    Charismatic Modernity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marc L. Moskowitz

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-03-04
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  • Documenting Taiwan on Film: Issues and Methods in New Documentaries book cover

    Documenting Taiwan on Film

    Issues and Methods in New Documentaries, 1st Edition

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

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
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  • Taiwanese Identity in the 21st Century: Domestic, Regional and Global Perspectives book cover

    Taiwanese Identity in the 21st Century

    Domestic, Regional and Global Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gunter Schubert, Jens Damm

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
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  • Taiwan, Humanitarianism and Global Governance book cover

    Taiwan, Humanitarianism and Global Governance

    1st Edition

    By Alain Guilloux

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-04-17
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  • Taiwan's Democracy: Economic and Political Challenges book cover

    Taiwan's Democracy

    Economic and Political Challenges, 1st Edition

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

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-07-07
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