This book explores Taiwan's development from its beginnings as a political entity to a home for a Mingloyalist regime, to its centuries as a Ch'ing prefecture and province, to its half-century as a Japanese possession, and to fifty years as the home of the Kuomintang-controlled Republic of China.
Table of Contents
1. The Shaping of Taiwan’s Landscapes 2. The Politics of Taiwan Aboriginal Origins 3. Up the Mountain and Out to the Sea: The Expansion of the Fukienese in the Late Ming Period 4. The Seventeenth-Century Transformation: Taiwan under the Dutch and the Cheng Regime 5. The Island Frontier of the Ch’ing, 1684–1780 6. From Landlords to Local Strongmen: The Transformation of Local Elites in Mid-Ch’ing Taiwan, 1780–1862 7. From Treaty Ports to Provincial Status, 1860–1894 8. Taiwan under Japanese Rule, 1895–1945: The Vicissitudes of Colonialism 9. Taiwanese New Literature and the Colonial Context: A Historical Survey 10. Between Assimilation and Independence: Taiwanese Political Aspirations under Nationalist Chinese Rule, 1945–1948 11. A Bastion Created, a Regime Reformed, an Economy Reengineered, 1949–1970 12. Identity and Social Change in Taiwanese Religion 13. Taiwan’s Socioeconomic Modernization, 1971–1996 14. Literature in Post-1949 Taiwan, 1950 to 1980s 15. Aboriginal Self-Government: Taiwan’s Uncompleted Agenda 16. Political Taiwanization and Pragmatic Diplomacy: The Eras of Chiang Ching-kuo and Lee Teng-hui, 1971–1994 17. Contributors
Murray A Rubinstein