Taiwan and The ‘China Impact’

Challenges and Opportunities

Author: Gunter Schubert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317369157

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

View: 8067

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. Against this background, this volume deals with the ‘bigger picture’ of evolving relations across the Taiwan Strait, departing from the observation that China’s impact on Taiwan has become stronger over the last 20 years. This book analyses the ‘China impact’ on Taiwan in terms of its social, political and security space from both an empirical and conceptual point of view. It is the first comprehensive account of China’s multifaceted impact on the politics and society of contemporary Taiwan, written by renowned scholars from Taiwan, Europe and the U.S. The book covers a wide range of topics including Taiwan’s party alignment, elections, generational politics, cross-strait political economy, immigration policy and security. The contributors, political scientists and sociologists, highlight both the dangers and the opportunities of the ‘China impact’ for Taiwan and draw a realistic picture of the island republic’s current situation and future options in the shadow of its giant neighbour. Based on qualitative and quantitative data, this volume intends to fill a gap in the Taiwan studies field by studying the ‘China impact’ on Taiwan’s politics and society systematically and from a comparative perspective. By doing so, it will be of great interest to students and scholars of Taiwan studies, and East Asian politics and society more generally.
Posted in Political Science

The Chinese Triangle of Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong

Comparative Institutional Analyses

Author: Alvin Y. So,Nan Lin,Dudley L. Poston

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308697

Category: Political Science

Page: 301

View: 6497

A selection of 16 papers from an August 1997 conference of the North American Chinese Sociologists Association in Toronto explore the three Chinas from the perspectives of economic institutions, gender, social networks, and the Chinese diaspora. They argue that the integration of the three, especial
Posted in Political Science

Taiwan's Impact on China

Why Soft Power Matters More than Economic or Political Inputs

Author: Steve Tsang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319337505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 4561

This book is about the basis and scope of impact that Taiwan – a democracy with a population of around 23 million – has on China, the most powerful remaining Leninist state which claims sovereignty over Taiwan and has a population of over 1.3 billion. It examines how Taiwan has helped China in its economic transformation, but argues that the former exercises greatest influence through its soft power. The expert and timely contributions in this book demonstrate how Taiwan exerts real influence in China through admiration of its popular culture, be it in music or literature, as well as its reach into politics and economics. As mainland Chinese visit Taiwan, they are most impressed with civility in everyday living based on a modernized version of the traditional Chinese culture. However, discussions in the book also reveal the limits of Taiwan’s impact, as the Chinese government tightly controls the narrative about Taiwan and does not tolerate any Taiwanese posing a threat to its monopoly of power.
Posted in Business & Economics

Is Taiwan Chinese?

The Impact of Culture, Power, and Migration on Changing Identities

Author: Melissa J. Brown

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520927940

Category: Social Science

Page: 349

View: 6945

The "one China" policy officially supported by the People's Republic of China, the United States, and other countries asserts that there is only one China and Taiwan is a part of it. The debate over whether the people of Taiwan are Chinese or independently Taiwanese is, Melissa J. Brown argues, a matter of identity: Han ethnic identity, Chinese national identity, and the relationship of both of these to the new Taiwanese identity forged in the 1990s. In a unique comparison of ethnographic and historical case studies drawn from both Taiwan and China, Brown's book shows how identity is shaped by social experience—not culture and ancestry, as is commonly claimed in political rhetoric.
Posted in Social Science

European Perspectives on Taiwan

Author: Jens Damm,Paul Lim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3531943030

Category: Political Science

Page: 257

View: 2796

The initiative and leadership for this edited volume came from the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) based in Brussels. The book discusses questions related to the different European perspectives on Taiwan in various fields, asking, in particular: How has the European Union dealt with the unsolved status of the Republic of China on Taiwan? In which ways has Europe been seen as a model for Taiwan’s transformation, and, does the example of the EU offer any lessons for cross-Strait integration? Furthermore, the authors, well-known specialists drawn from disciplines, such as, economics, political science, international law, history, and cultural studies, are equally interested in Taiwan’s perspectives on Europe and in the historical relationship between Taiwan and Europe.
Posted in Political Science

China and the Challenge of Economic Globalization

The Impact of WTO Membership

Author: Hung-Gay Fung,Changhong Pei,Kevin H. Zhang

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765620033

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 7191

This multidisciplinary study evaluates the implications of China's WTO membership on the nation and provides policy guidance for those doing business in China or working with the Chinese economy.
Posted in Business & Economics

Taiwan and the Rise of China

Cross-Strait Relations in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Baogang Guo,Chung-chian Teng

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 073917679X

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

View: 1337

Taiwan and the Rise of China examines one of the fast evolving, yet very volatile, fragile and asymmetric, bilateral relations in East Asia. The insightful analyses provided by the experts of China studies should be of great interest to scholars, students and policy makers.
Posted in Political Science

Strait Talk

United States-Taiwan Relations and the Crisis with China

Author: Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674031876

Category: History

Page: 390

View: 6243

Relations among the United States, Taiwan, and China challenge policymakers, international relations specialists, and a concerned public to examine their assumptions about security, sovereignty, and peace. Only a Taiwan Straits conflict could plunge Americans into war with a nuclear-armed great power. In a timely and deeply informed book, Nancy Bernkopf Tucker traces the thorny relationship between the United States and Taiwan as both watch Chinaâe(tm)s power grow. Although Taiwanâe"U.S. security has been intertwined since the 1950s, neither Taipei nor Washington ever fully embraced the other. Differences in priorities and perspectives repeatedly raised questions about the wisdom of the alignment. Tucker discusses the nature of U.S. commitments to Taiwan; the intricacies of policy decisions; the intentions of critical actors; the impact of Taiwanâe(tm)s democratization; the role of lobbying; and the accelerating difficulty of balancing Taiwan against China. In particular, she examines the destructive mistrust that undermines U.S. cooperation with Taiwan, stymieing efforts to resolve cross-Strait tensions. Strait Talk offers valuable historical context for understanding U.S.âe"Taiwan ties and is essential reading for anyone interested in international relations and security issues today.
Posted in History

Technology Transfer Between the US, China and Taiwan

Moving Knowledge

Author: Douglas B. Fuller,Murray A. Rubinstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136168788

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 8142

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 of the patterns of corporate organization and management. Indeed, this diversity is reflected in the process itself, which is driven both by returning expatriates with knowledge acquired overseas and by successful government intervention in acquiring technology from multinational firms. Technology Transfer Between the US, China and Taiwan engages with the evolving debates on the merits, importance and feasibility of technology transfer in the process of economic development globally, and uses the example of Taiwan to show that multinational corporations can indeed play a positive role in economic development. Further, it reveals the underlying tension between international cooperation and nationalism which inevitably accompanies international exchanges, as well as the delicate balancing act required between knowledge acquisition and dangerous levels of dependency, and the beneficial role of the US in East Asia’s technological development. With contributors from disciplines ranging from history, geography, urban planning, sociology, political science and electrical engineering, this multi-disciplinary book will be of great interest to students and scholars working across a broad range of subjects including Taiwan studies, Chinese studies, economics, business studies and development studies.
Posted in Business & Economics

Chinese Economic Reform

The Impact on Security

Author: Gerald Segal,International Institute for Strategic Studies,Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415130073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 215

View: 1266

Chinese Economic Reformlooks beyond the recent economic success of China, by focusing specifically on the pivotal role of the People's Liberation Army in the economy as a means of consolidating its power. The contributors address a wide range of topics, including the PLA's business activities, military industry and conversion, and arms sales. China's relationship with the rest of the world is evaluated in the context of this situation and the implications for her defence policy outlined. This is the first book to carefully examine the economic reform on defence and includes a controversial and fascinating chapter on the staggering corruption in the army.
Posted in Business & Economics

Issues in Surgery, Perioperative, and Anesthesia Research and Practice: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464965587

Category: Medical

Page: 817

View: 6107

Issues in Surgery, Perioperative, and Anesthesia Research and Practice: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Surgery, Perioperative, and Anesthesia Research and Practice. The editors have built Issues in Surgery, Perioperative, and Anesthesia Research and Practice: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Surgery, Perioperative, and Anesthesia Research and Practice in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Surgery, Perioperative, and Anesthesia Research and Practice: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
Posted in Medical

Taiwanese Identity in the 21st Century

Domestic, Regional and Global Perspectives

Author: Gunter Schubert,Jens Damm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136701273

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 8111

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 state or whether Taiwan has any claim to be a nation-state and how Taiwan should relate to "China" are issues which have long been hotly debated on the island, although it seems that much of this debate is now more focused on finding an adequate strategy to deal with the Beijing government than on the legitimacy of Taiwan’s claim to sovereignty as the Republic of China. The collection of chapters in this book shed light on very different aspects of Taiwan’s current state of identity formation from historical, political, social and economic perspectives, both domestically, and globally. As such it will be invaluable reading for students and scholars of Taiwan studies, politics, history and society, as well as those interested in cross-Strait relations, Chinese politics, and Chinese international relations.
Posted in History

The Cultural Logic of Politics in Mainland China and Taiwan

Author: Tianjian Shi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107011760

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

View: 6093

Uses surveys, statistics, and case studies to explain why and how cultural norms affect political attitudes and behavior.
Posted in Political Science

The Implications of China-Taiwan Economic Liberalization

Author: Daniel H. Rosen,Zhi Wang

Publisher: Peterson Institute

ISBN: 0881325015

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

View: 8069

China and Taiwan have built one of the most intertwined and important economic relationships in the world, and yet that relationship is not mutually open, compliant with World Trade Organization norms, or even fully institutionalized. What's more, despite massive trade and investment flows, the boundary between the two is a serious flashpoint for potential conflict. But leaders in Beijing and Taipei have committed to normalize and deepen their economic intercourse and open a new post-Cold War era in their relationship. While the political significance of this gambit has captured attention worldwide, the scope of opening intended and the bilateral, regional, and global effects likely to ensue are as yet poorly understood. This volume attempts to remedy that uncertainty with careful modeling combined with a qualitative assessment of the implications of the cross-strait economic opening now agreed in an Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA). The study explores the implications for Taiwan and China, for their neighbors, and for the United States if this undertaking is fully implemented by 2020.
Posted in Business & Economics

Heikle Gespräche

Worauf es ankommt, wenn viel auf dem Spiel steht

Author: Kerry Patterson,Al Switzler,Joseph Grenny,Ron McMillan

Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3709402522

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 5653

Der New-York-Times-Bestseller in der 2. Auflage Ob am Arbeitsplatz, in der Partnerschaft, der Familie oder im Freundeskreis, wir alle kommen hin und wieder in die Lage, heikle Dinge offen ansprechen zu müssen. Aber wer führt schon gern Gespräche, bei denen Meinungsverschiedenheiten, Einwände und Ärger vorprogrammiert sind? Viele Menschen schrecken davor zurück, weil sie nicht wissen, wie sie sich in solchen Situationen richtig verhalten sollen. Genau dabei hilft dieses Buch. Der Bestseller liefert praktische Tipps und Techniken und zeigt nun bereits in der zweiten, überarbeiteten Auflage, wie man schwierige Gespräche konstruktiv meistert und auch über unangenehme Themen gelassen diskutiert.
Posted in Law

Donald J. Trump: Great again!

Wie ich Amerika retten werde

Author: Donald J. Trump

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864703859

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 6515

Zieht "The Donald" ins Weiße Haus? Für seine Fans verheißt er die Rückkehr goldener Zeiten. Für seine Gegner ist er wahlweise ein Lügner, ein Großmaul, ein Demagoge, ein Rassist oder vieles mehr. Ganz egal, wie man zu ihm steht – der Immobilien-Tycoon ist dem mächtigsten Amt der Welt bereits näher gekommen, als alle es für möglich gehalten hätten. Zeit also, sich zumindest einmal mit seinen Ansichten vertraut zu machen. Diese finden sich in seinem aktuellen Buch, in dem er, wen wundert's, darlegt, wie er sein geschundenes Land wieder zu alter Größe führen kann. Ein Buch das polarisieren wird. Ein Buch, das man gelesen haben sollte, um über die Person Donald Trump mitreden zu können.
Posted in Business & Economics

Conflict in Asia

Korea, China-Taiwan, and India-Pakistan

Author: Uk Heo,Shale Asher Horowitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275977795

Category: History

Page: 181

View: 1679

Much of the world reaped a "peace dividend" with the end of the Cold War, yet Asia has seen little reduction in tensions and military spending. Three Cold War era conflicts-those dividing China and Taiwan, North and South Korea, and India and Pakistan-remain unresolved. This is the first volume using a common approach to examine post-Cold War changes in these three volatile dyads.
Posted in History