Traditionally, Taiwan has been viewed as the passive pawn of more aggressive powers, yet now it has begun to assert its voice in world affairs—especially through economic influence. This volume brings together leading scholars to examine the origins and implications of Taiwan's global role and the ramifications of its growing strength for such crucial policy issues as China's reunification and U.S. policy in East Asia.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Taiwan's Role in World Affairs: Background, Status, and Prospects -- Taiwan's Economic Role in East Asian Development -- Taiwan in the International Arms Market -- Taiwan's Position Regarding Transnational Issues -- Taiwan and the International System: The Challenge of Legitimation -- Domestic Roots of Taiwan's Influence in World Affairs -- Taiwan-PRC Relations -- Taiwan and Greater China -- Taiwan's International Role: Implications for U.S. Policy
Robert G. Sutteran, Williaain