China & Taiwan

US and Russia: A Pacific Reconciliation?

Australian Institute of International Affairs Russia’s Far East is just as susceptible to Chinese power as the countries of the Indo-Pacific and if the country wants to shore up control over this region, repairing relations with the US will...

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Review – East Asia’s Reemergence

Humanities and Social Sciences Online Philip S. Golub’s stated purpose in writing this book is to chronicle “the end of a long sequence of world history in which power and wealth were durably concentrated in the hands of a few...

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Teaching the Cold War: Economics, Ideology, and Morality

A better understanding of the Cold War fosters insights into the incentive structures of socialism in its “democratic” forms as well as some understanding into its seemingly eternal appeal to large portions of the population. Students who systematically study...

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Taiwan’s Modern Political History through the Lens of Ordinary Lives

Abstract Green Island: A Novel, written by Shawna Yang Ryan, who teaches creative writing at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, is a welcome treatment of one of the least written about periods in Taiwan’s modern history. The book’s...

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Contested Identities and Multiple Interests in Taiwan’s Cross-Strait Economic Policy

Abstract In Taiwan’s China Dilemma: Contested Identities and Multiple Interests in Taiwan’s Cross-Strait Economic Policy, Syaru Shirley Lin presents a detailed history and analysis of Taiwan’s shifting economic policies toward China from the election of President Lee Teng-hui in...

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Legacy Problems: China’s Taiwan Dilemma

Abstract The particular difficulties that Taiwan’s new administration faces are paradoxical, for their origin no longer has to do with ensuring the continuing existence of the state. That seems assured. Rather, the challenges arise because U.S. and China’s diplomacy...

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Taiwan and Japan in the Tsai Era

Abstract Under the administration of Taiwan’s first woman president, Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan-Japan relations are likely to deepen while relying, as far as possible, on non-governmental and quasi-governmental working relationships. This reflects the Japanese government’s desire to avoid friction with...

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Prospects for U.S.-Taiwan Relations

Abstract This article contends that the Tsai administration will likely be positive for U.S.-Taiwan relations. While the partnership may well require more work than was expended over the last eight years, the yield may be significant. Read the full...

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Taiwan’s Quest for International Space: Ma’s Legacy, Tsai’s Options, China’s Choices, and U.S. Policy

Abstract Taiwan’s “international space” has been a vital concern for the nation’s leaders, and increasingly so as China has grown in power, influence, and ability to “squeeze” Taiwan’s international space and thereby undermine the international stature that matters for...

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Taiwan in International Economic Relations

Abstract As President Tsai Ing-wen assumes power, she faces a citizenry hoping that she can revitalize Taiwan’s economy, including: promoting high growth, low unemployment, equitable distribution of income, affordable housing for working people, food safety and quality of life...

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