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Making Capitalism in China
You-Tien Hsing
0195103246
Apr 1998
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Book Description
Even as relations between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China continue to be strained, investment by Taiwanese businesses in China is growing every year. Between 1978 and 1994, Taiwan businesses invested $10 billion in China, 10% of the total foreign investment during that period. This
study describes the magnitude and importance of this investment. Hsing demonstrates the role of a shared cultural heritage and language and the role of Chinese local government in building networks of firms in the two countries.


The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health
T. Colin Campbell
1932100385
January 2005
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Review
"[This] elaborate study of rural Chinese gives big points to the health value of their plant-based diets." —Chicago Tribune


A Place of One's Own
Kwok-kan Tam
0195916581
Nov 1999
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Book Description
This unique collection of translations of Chinese stories explores the manifestations of "self" and the impact of place upon Chinese identity, found both on the mainland and in other Chinese communities such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Though sharing a common cultural heritage, these
four communities have different social, political, and economic realities; realities which are reflected in the stories' themes of self, identity, gender, and location. The stories not only demonstrate the diverse creativity of contemporary Chinese authors, they also express the aspirations and
fears felt by many who live in places and circumstances where the mass media are controlled by the state and opportunities for open discussion are few and far between.

Translated into English for the first time, the stories in...


Taiwan: A New History (Taiwan in the Modern World)
Murray A. Rubinstein (Editor)
1563248158
March 1999
Hardcover
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Understanding China: A Guide to China's Economy, History and Political Culture
John Bryan Bryan Starr
0809094894
March 2001
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Lucian W. Pye, The New York Times
"An excellent introduction to China... concise information about that ... country. Packed with facts and figures... enlivened with firsthand observations."

Review
"An excellent introduction to China for anyone in search of solid but concise information about that complicated country. Packed with facts and figures, but enlivened with firsthand observations."--Lucian W. Pye, The New York Times

"Invaluable . . . Provides substantial coverage of the relationships between China's history and present-day system."--MultiCultural Review

"An impressive and comprehensive survey of mainland China's geography, political structure, military establishment, economics, and recent history. Invaluable and indispensable reading for students of...


Democratization in China and Taiwan
Bruce J. Dickson
0198292694
Apr 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Written by a respected scholar in the field, this book provides a thorough discussion of the process of democratization in China and Taiwan.


Taiwan: A Political History
Denny Roy
0801488052
March 2003
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Far Eastern Economic Review, February 27, 2003
"[T]he most complete historical analysis to date of the island. . . . [A]rticulate and accessible."

Far Eastern Economic Review, February 27, 2003
"Roy's new work goes beyond any single volume... presenting the most complete historical analysis of the island. . . "

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Heaven Lake
John Dalton
0641675976

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Taiwan (Lonely Planet Travel Guides Series)
Andrew Bender
174059360X
November 2004
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Book Description
Ilha Formosa, the 'beautiful isle', is a modern society steeped in Chinese heritage, a land of tropical islands and mountain retreats, neon-lit noodle bars and teeming night markets. Whatever you crave - a soak at a hot spring, a temple-hopping itinerary - this is the only guide that puts it all in one book. From the practical to the inspirational, let us connect you with Taiwan. • BE INSPIRED by itineraries through old Taiwan, new Taipei and the East Coast • ESCAPE to idyllic mountains, tropical islands and coastal strips with our excursion ideas • FEAST LIKE AN EMPEROR - our expert-written Food & Drink chapter is at your service • CROSS THE LANGUAGE BARRIER - with our extensive Language chapter and loads of Chinese script • GET AROUND - with the help of 78 detailed maps


The Emergence of Greater China : The Economic Integration of Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong (Studies on the Chinese Economy)
Yun-Wing Sung
0333625994
March 2, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The fusion of know-how and capital from Hong Kong and Taiwan with the substantial labour resources on China has led to the emergence of a dynamic economy of "Greater China" rivalling the USA, the European Union and Japan. What is the nature and trend of trade and investment within Greater China? What are the impacts on the world economy? With China's entry into the WTO, what are the problems and prospects of Greater China? These are some of the issues raised within Yun-Wing Sung's book.


Is Taiwan Chinese : The Impact of Culture, Power, and Migration on Changing Identities (Berkeley Series in Interdisciplinary Studies of China)
Melissa Brown
0520231821
February 4, 2004
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Book Description
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.

From the Inside Flap
"In this eye opening book, Melissa Brown shines an illuminating light on...


Heaven Lake
John Dalton
0743246357
March 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Sober and searching yet sublimely comic, this impressive debut about a modern-day missionary in Taiwan charts a journey away from reflexive faith and toward a broader understanding of the world and its ways. Reminiscent of the work of Graham Greene and Norman Rush, but possessing a quirky innocence and gravitas all its own, the novel is crammed with heady matters, clashes of cultures, ill-considered schemes and unrequited love. Vincent Saunders, a man with strong religious beliefs, leaves his tiny Illinois hamlet to take a job as a Christian missionary in Taiwan. As the only volunteer in the mid-sized city of Toulio, he establishes and runs the ministry house, while teaching English classes to make ends meet. His Toulio acquaintances are an odd bunch: fellow boarder Alec, a foul-mouthed, hashish-smoking Scot;...


The China Question
Yu-San Wang
0275900460
Oct 1985
Hardcover
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Review
“Meticulously researched and documented, it is the first full-length treatment of Chinese strategic diplomacy in the first confrontation regarding the offshore islands.”–American Political Science Review

Book Description
The warming of relations between Peking and Washington has resulted in a glut of information on the People's Republic (PRC) and almost none on the Republic of China (Taiwan). This book provides much-needed information concerning the important economic and foreign policy developments in the PRC and the ROC. Specific emphasis is placed on the competition between Peking and Taipei in the international arena.


China and the Taiwan Issue
Hungdah Chiu
0275903419
Sept 1979
Hardcover
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Forbidden Nation : A History of Taiwan
Jonathan Manthorpe
1403969817
October 14, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
For over 400 years, Taiwan has suffered at the hands of multiple colonial powers, but it has now entered the decade when its independence will be won or lost. At the heart of Taiwan's story is the curse of geography that placed the island on the strategic cusp between the Far East and Southeast Asia and made it the guardian of some of the world's most lucrative trade routes. It is the story of the dogged determination of a courageous people to overcome every obstacle thrown in their path. It is a saga full of outlandish characters: pirates and warriors, artists and scholars, men of principle and men of none, cowards and a few heroes. Forbidden Nation tells the dramatic story of the island, its people, and what brought them to this moment when their future will be decided.


America's Coming War with China: A Collision Course over Taiwan
Ted Galen Carpenter
1403968411
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
An intractable and dangerous international confrontation gets a sobering reappraisal in this provocative study. Cato Institute analyst Carpenter (The Korean Conundrum) gives a lucid, evenhanded diplomatic history of the China-Taiwan standoff and the recent rise in tensions as China's growing determination to reclaim Taiwan meets increasingly defiant Taiwanese assertions of independence. Exacerbating the problem is America's approach of "strategic ambiguity," which he considers a euphemism for "confusion" and "incoherence." Influenced by business interests eager to court China and conservatives loath to see Taiwan's plucky democracy swallowed by the Communist Leviathan, Washington placates Beijing with an official One China policy while selling arms to Taiwan and conveying a tacit promise to defend her against...


The Taiwan Experience, 1950-1980
James C. Hsiung
0275906493
Oct 1981
Hardcover
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Untying the Knot: Making Peace in the Taiwan Strait
Richard C. Bush
081571288X
July 2005
Hardcover
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Kurt M. Campbell, Senior vice president, CSIS, and former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asia and the Pacific
"[This] book could not be more timely or important for an American confronting the new realities of the 'Pacific Century.'"

Book Description
The relationship between Taiwan and China has been a contentious one for more than five decades. On the one hand, the two economies have become increasingly integrated as Taiwan’s companies have come to regard the mainland as the best place to manufacture their products and so maintain their global competitiveness. On the other, as China maintains its "one-country, two-systems" approach and some on Taiwan seek de jure independence, the long-running and changing political disagreement between the two governments remains unresolved....


Power Shift: China and Asia's New Dynamics
David Shambaugh
0520245709
January 2006
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Book Description
The dynamics of international relations in Asia are undergoing broad and fundamental changes that are reverberating around the world. Primary among the catalysts of change in the region is the rise of China as the engine of regional economic growth, as a major military power, as a significant voice in regional diplomacy, and as a proactive power in multilateral institutions. With in-depth assessments by seventeen of the world's leading experts on China's foreign relations, this groundbreaking volume offers the most timely, up-to-date, and comprehensive analysis of China's emerging influence on international relations in Asia.
The contributors explore the various dimensions of China's rise, its influence on the region, the consequences for the United States, and alternative models of the evolving Asian order. What...


Foreign Policy of the Republic of China on Taiwan
Yu San Wang
0275934713
Aug 1990
Hardcover
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Review
“A study of the foreign policy of Taiwan since 1949, this collection of scholarly articles brings the better-known economic and political developments in that nation into more defined relationship with its unorthodox diplomacy. The editor's introduction examines the foundations of the nation's foreign policy, and the succeeding chapters examine relations with specific countries or regions of the world. In the final chapter, the editor suggests a program for the peaceful reunification of Taiwan and the mainland.”–Reference & Research Book News

Book Description
This first major scholarly study of the foreign policy of the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan examines in detail the history and current reality of the ROC's relations with its Asian neighbors, the United States,...


Dangerous Straits: The US-Taiwan-China Crisis
Nancy Bernkopf Bernkopf Tucker
0231135645
February 2005
Hardcover
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Review
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" Dangerous Strait is an outstanding book, uniquely authoritative and uniquely sober and careful in all its assertions." -- Bradley Winterton, Taipei Times
"The contributors successfully explain the historical evolution of the cross-strait situation and provide solid analysis of the complex relations." -- Lucian W. Pye, Foreign Affairs
"This book contains a wealth of information and timely studies... [and] is to be commended." -- Mei-Chin Lee, Pacific Affairs
"Tucker's Dangerous Strait analyze both cross-strait relations and U.S. policy toward the Taiwan issue, providing essential context and thoughts on how to avert disaster." -- Warren I. Cohen, National Interest

Book Description
Today the most dangerous place on earth is arguably the Taiwan Strait, where a war...


The Reunification of China
Lai To Lee
0275937720
Mar 1991
Hardcover
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Book Description
This in-depth study examines the policies of Beijing and Taipei towards reunification. The China policies of the other major powers, with special reference to the Taiwan issue, are also explored. The work deals with possible options or solutions for the reunification issue and interactions and trends in the Taiwan straits. A special postscript on the Tiananmen Square issue and the repercussions of that incident on relations between Beijing and Taipei is of timely interest.

About the Author
LAI TO LEE is Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the National University of Singapore.


Passport Taiwan: Your Pocket Guide to Taiwanese Business, Customs & Etiquette (Passport to the World) (Passport to the World)
Jeffrey E. Curry
1885073275
October 1, 1997
Paperback
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The publisher, O'Reilly and Associates
Success in international business is not just about your product and service, or about terms and delivery schedules. Success is about people, traditions and relationships. Passport to the World books are comprehensive guides to understanding a country's people, culture, etiquette and communication styles. Passport Taiwan will help you: Avoid cultural faux pas Learn about Taiwan's values and beliefs Understand the reasons behind the actions Develop an effective negotiating style Don't leave without your passport!


Conflict in Asia
UK Heo
027597779X
Apr 2003
Hardcover
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Review
“[T]his book is one of the very few case studies that examine all three major volatile dyads in Asia within one volume. The book is theoretically and empirically rich with informative figures and tables....[a] substantial contribution to the literature on Asian security and international conflict in general. It should become an interesting and useful reference book for anyone who likes to read about security, conflict and conflict resolution.”–Journal of Chinese Political Science

Book Description
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...


Hitchcock with a Chinese Face: Cinematic Doubles, Oedipal Triangles, and China¿s Moral Voice
Jerome Silbergeld
0295984171
September 30, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Includes a DVD with scenes from Suzhou River, The Day the Sun Turned Cold, and Good Men, Good Women As China and the West grow closer together year by year, Chinese cinema becomes increasingly Westernized and Western interest in Chinese cinema continues to grow. Hitchcock with a Chinese Face examines three recent award-winning films--one from Shanghai, one from Hong Kong, one from Taipei--concerned with the issues of developing globalization and the defense of local identity and culture. Superficially different, these films surprise Western audiences with their sophisticated cinematic skills and the depth of their engagement with Dostoevsky and Freud, Faulkner and Hitchcock. They employ double-characters, multiple identities, and radically nonlinear narrative structures and pay homage to film noir, individualizing...


Robert Ludlum's the Altman Code
Created by Robert Ludlum
0641677189

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