Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse
Rowman & Littlefield, 09.10.2013 - 228 Seiten
Now in an updated paperback edition, Why Taiwan Matters offers a comprehensive but compact introduction to a country that exercises a role in the world far greater than its tiny size would indicate. Leading expert Shelley Rigger explains how Taiwan became such a key global player, highlighting economic and political breakthroughs so impressive they have been called "miracles." She links these accomplishments to Taiwan's determined society, vibrant culture, and unique history. Drawing on arts, economics, politics, and international relations, Rigger explores Taiwan's importance to China, the United States, and the world. Considering where Taiwan may be headed in its wary standoff with China, she traces how the focus of Taiwan's domestic politics has shifted to a Taiwan-centered strategy. All readers interested in Asia and international affairs will find this an accessible and entertaining overview, replete with human interest stories and colorful examples of daily life in Taiwan.
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Chapter 03 From Farmers to Manufacturers
Chapter 04 From Free China to Democratic Taiwan
Chapter 05 America Is Boring at Night
Chapter 06 An Opportunity Full of Threats
Chapter 07 Making Peace with the China Inside and the China Outside
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