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Taiwan: The Development of an Asian Tiger

Hans Stockton and Yao-Yuan Yeh, eds.
Taiwan: The Development of an Asian Tiger
ISBN: 978-1-62637-834-6
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Forthcoming October 2019/247 pages/LC: 2019013164
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DESCRIPTION

How did Taiwan transform itself from a "least developed country" into an Asian Tiger? How did it become a successful, multiparty democracy after years of authoritarian rule? Why do its relations with China and the US remain critical?

The authors address these questions as they assess Taiwan's trajectory since 1949 in the political, economic, and social spheres. They also consider the challenges the country faces as it seeks to maintain its status and sustain growth despite internal struggles, rising tensions with Beijing, and declining international diplomatic recognition.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hans Stockton is director of the Center for International Studies, founding director for the Taiwan and East Asia Studies Program, and Cullen Trust for Higher Education Faye Sarofim Chair in International Studies at the University of St. Thomas. Yao-Yuan Yeh is assistant professor of international studies and assistant coordinator of the Taiwan and East Asia Studies Program in the Center for International Studies at the University of St. Thomas.

CONTENTS

  • The Development of an Asian Tiger—the Editors.
  • CONTEMPORARY TAIWAN IN CONTEXT.
  • From Authoritarianism to Democracy—S. Rigger.
  • Evolution of a Global Economic Power—C-P. Li.
  • The Trajectory of Taiwan-US Relations—D.V. Hickey.
  • THE TSAI ADMINISTRATION.
  • Politics in the Tsai Ing-wen Era—K. Templeman.
  • Social Issues and Social Policy—C-H. Wang and D. L-C.Weng.
  • Political Cleavage and Generational Politics—T.Y. Wang and S-F. Cheng.
  • The New Southbound Policy—K. Ho, C. Clark, and A.C.Tan.
  • The Dynamics of Cross-Strait Relations—W-C. Lee.
  • International Law and Institutions—J. deLisle.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • Beyond Regime Consolidations—the Editors.