A study of the contribution of the Press to the democratization process in Taiwan. Combining ideas from political science, communication theory and Chinese studies, the author challenges conventional wisdom on the subject.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Paradigms Lost: Reconsidering the Concept of Modernization -- Political Institutionalization -- From Pax Americana to Fax Americana1: Communication Research and the Study of Politics -- The Chinese Press During the Late Ch’ing and Republican Era -- Politics and the Press on Taiwan, 1945–1990 -- Opposition Political Opinion Magazines -- Conclusion -- Glossary of Media Names
Daniel K. Berman's publications have spanned a broad range of subject matter and disciplines but always with the goal of making a worthy topic interesting and accessible to readers, with a strong pro-consumer orientation. His work as a credit counselor in the 1980s led to publication in 1988 of his first book on consumer credit, which the American Library Association called "a thorough and enlightening primer on a subject of interest to most Americans." In his new series on the U.S. credit system, Dan brings to bear his training as an investigative news reporter and a social science Ph.D., presenting the results of meticulous research in an easy-to-read and entertaining format