China's Rise, Taiwan's Dilemma's and International Peace

Edited by Edward Friedman

© 2005 – Routledge

20 pages

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Paperback: 9780415405782
pub: 2005-09-19
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About the Book

If we are to believe the media then a war between China and Taiwan is inevitable. Incorporating interviews, archives and original research, this book examines the troubled relationship between China, Taiwan and the US, bringing Taiwanese views on identity politics to the forefront of the discussion.

Centering on the primary issues facing Taiwan, China and the US, the book analyzes Taiwan’s need to prevent China’s rule suffocating their cherished democracy. It questions whether China will pursue military force to achieve political and economic dominance over Taiwan, and how the US proposes to maintain peace between these two countries to ensure both a continuation of democracy in Taiwan and good relations with China. In highlighting these issues, the book seeks to offer practical policy alternatives that could help to advance the cause of freedom and international peace. Featuring chapters from an international group of academics, the book makes a valuable edition to the understanding of Taiwan-China relations within an international context.

Table of Contents

Preface Part 1: Taiwan’s Identity and China’s Policy 1. Taiwanese Nationalism and the "Unforgettable Others" 2.The Political-Economic ParadoxPart 2:Taiwan’s Dilemmas 3. China Isolates Taiwan4. The High Cost of Excluding Taiwan from the WHO 5. One China, Diplomatic Isolation and a Separate Taiwan 5. Civil Society, Grassroots Aspirations and Diplomatic Isolation 7. Taiwan Adapts to the Network SocietyPart 3: China’s Rise and International Peace 8. Taiwan’s Participation in International Organizations Vincent Wei-cheng Wang 9. Taiwan’s Bid for U.N. Membership10. Taiwan’s Asia-Pacific Geo-Strategic Value 11. China’s Dilemma on Using Military Force 11. Marginalizing Taiwan Weakens Mainland Security

About the Series

Politics in Asia

Politics in Asia
Politics in Asia has long been established as a source of distinctive and authoritative studies on the political life of Asia. The series covers a broad range of countries and aspects of politics, and includes volumes from some of the leading scholars working in the field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General