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New and Published Books

  1. Language, Politics and Identity in Taiwan

    Naming China

    By Hui-Ching Chang, Richard Holt

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    Following the move by Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Nationalist Party Kuomingtang (KMT) to Taiwan after losing the Chinese civil war to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the late 1940s, and Chiang’s subsequent lifelong vow to reclaim the mainland, "China " has occupied—if not monopolized—the...

    Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Comparatizing Taiwan

    Edited by Shu-mei Shih, Ping-hui Liao

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    As the site of crossings of colonizers, settlers, merchants, and goods, island nations such as Taiwan have seen a rich confluence of cultures, where peoples and languages were either forced to mix or did so voluntarily, due largely to colonial conquest and their crucial role in world economy....

    Published October 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou

    Partisan Conflict, Policy Choices, External Constraints and Security Challenges

    Edited by Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Jacques deLisle

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    In 2008 Ma Ying-jeou was elected President of Taiwan, and the Kuomintang (KMT) returned to power after eight years of rule by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Since taking power, the KMT has faced serious difficulties, as economic growth has been sluggish, society has been polarised over...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Border Crossing in Greater China

    Production, Community and Identity

    Edited by Jenn-hwan Wang

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    China’s transformation from a poor and underdeveloped country into a global market power has profoundly altered its socioeconomic power relations with the other countries in the Greater China region, namely, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Indeed, this economic shift has resulted in the massive flow of...

    Published July 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Policing in Taiwan

    From authoritarianism to democracy

    By Liqun Cao, Lanying Huang, Ivan Y. Sun

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    The police in Taiwan played a critical role in the largely peaceful transition from an authoritarian regime to a democracy. While the temptation to intervene in domestic politics was great, the top-down pressure to maintain a neutral standing facilitated an orderly regime change. This is the first...

    Published May 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Cultural Policy in East Asia

    Contemporary Issues and Trends

    Edited by Lorraine Lim

    This book provides an introduction to the contemporary issues that are occurring in cultural policy in East Asia today. Interest in East Asia has grown considerably in recent years due not only to the emergence of economic super-powers such as China but also to the cultural impact the region is...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Japanese Adult Videos in Taiwan

    By Heung-Wah Wong, Hoi-yan Yau

    Series: Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

    This book explores the debate between those who argue that globalisation is leading to worldwide cultural homogeneity, with American cultural good predominating, and those who argue that cultural goods are always adapted and contextualised in the particular setting in which they are used. Based on...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. New Thinking about the Taiwan Issue

    Theoretical insights into its origins, dynamics, and prospects

    Edited by Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Dennis V. Hickey

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The "Taiwan question" has long been considered one of the most complicated and explosive issues in global politics. In recent years, however, relations between Taiwan and the Chinese mainland have improved substantially to the surprise of many. In this ground-breaking collection, distinguished...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. From Eileen Chang to Ang Lee

    Lust/Caution

    Edited by Peng Hsiao-yen, Whitney Crothers Dilley

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    In 2007, Ang Lee made an espionage thriller based on the short story "Lust, Caution" by Eileen Chang, China’s most famous female author of the twentieth century. The release of the film became a trigger for heated debates on issues of national identity and political loyalty, and brought...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Migration to and From Taiwan

    Edited by Kuei-fen Chiu, Dafydd Fell, Lin Ping

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    Migration has transformed Taiwanese society in the last 20 years. The main inflows have been temporary workers from Southeast Asian countries and female spouses from Southeast Asia and China marrying Taiwanese husbands. The main outflow has been migration to China, as a result of increased economic...

    Published December 20th 2013 by Routledge