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Title Taiwan and China : fitful embrace / edited by Lowell Dittmer
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]


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Contents Introduction / Lowell Dittmer -- Taiwan's national identity and cross-strait relations / Yi-Huah Jiang -- Changing identities in Taiwan under Ma Ying-jeou / Jean-Pierre Cabestan -- Paths crossed but never merged: changes and continuities of Taiwanese in Mainland China / Shu Keng & Ruihua Lin -- Chinese national identity under reconstruction / Gang Lin & Weixu Wu -- Chinese youth nationalism in a pressure pot / Rou-lan Chen -- Varieties of state capitalism across the Taiwan Strait: a comparison and its implications / Chih-shian Liou -- The nature and transition of Taiwanese investment in China: business orientation, profit seeking, and politicization / Chung-min Tsai -- Cross-strait economic relations and China's rise: the case of the IT sector / Tse-Kang Leng -- Social entrepreneurialism in post-developmental state Taiwan / You-Tian Hsing -- Pivot, hedger, or partner: strategies of lesser powers caught between hegemons / Yu-Shan Wu -- A farewall to arms? US security relations with Taiwan & the prospects for stability in the Taiwan Strait / Ping-Kuei Chen, Scott Kastner & William Reed -- Xi Jinping's Taiwan policy: boxing Taiwan in with the one China framework / Jing Huang -- Strategies of China's expansionism and Taiwan's survival in Southeast Asia: a comparative analysis / Samuel Ku -- China, Taiwan and the waning dream of reunification / Lowell Dittmer
Summary "China's relation to Taiwan has been in constant contention since the founding of the People's Republic of China in October 1949 and the creation of the defeated Kuomintang (KMT) exile regime on the island two months later. The island's autonomous sovereignty has continually been challenged, initially because of the KMT's stubborn insistence that it continue to represent not just Taiwan but all of China and later, when the tables had turned, because Taiwan refused to cede sovereignty to the then-dominant power that had arisen on the other side of the Strait. One of the things that makes Taiwan so politically difficult and yet so intellectually fascinating is that it is not merely a security problem, but a ganglion of interrelated puzzles. The optimistic hope of the Ma Ying-jeou administration for a new era of peace and cooperation foundered on a landslide victory by the Democratic Progressive Party, which has made clear its intent to distance Taiwan from China's political embrace. The Taiwanese are now waiting with bated breath as the relationship tautens. Why did détente fail, and what chance does Taiwan have without it? Contributors to this volume focus on three aspects of the evolving quandary: nationalistic identity, social economy, and political strategy."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Chinese reunification question, 1949-
Asian history.
Regional and national history.
HISTORY -- Asia -- General.
Chinese reunification question, 1949-
International relations.
Politics and government.
Taiwan -- Relations -- China
China -- Relations -- Taiwan
Taiwan -- Politics and government -- 21st century
China -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Form Electronic book
Author Dittmer, Lowell, editor
LC no. 2017019352
ISBN 9780520968707