European Perspectives on Taiwan

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Jens Damm, Paul Lim
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 23, 2012 - Political Science - 257 pages

The initiative and leadership for this edited volume came from the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) based in Brussels. The book discusses various questions related to the different European perspectives on Taiwan, for example, how the European Union has dealt with the unresolved status of the Republic of China on Taiwan, the ways in which Europe has been seen as a model for Taiwan’s transformation, and whether the EU model offers any lessons for cross-Strait integration. The authors, well-known specialists drawn from disciplines such as economics, political science, international law, history and cultural studies are equally interested in Taiwan’s perspectives on Europe and in the historical relationship between Taiwan and Europe.

 

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Contents

Notes on Contributors
7
Foreword
11
European Perspectives on Taiwan
14
Part I Europe and the Historical Political and Social Development of Taiwan
24
Part II Taiwan in the Context of Global Strategic Considerations
104
Part III Taiwan the European Union and International Organizations
144
Part IV CrossStrait Relations visŗvis the European Integration Process
215
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About the author (2012)

Jens Damm is currently an Assistant Professor at Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan, on leave from Freie Universitšt Berlin. His research interests are gender and ethnicity related issues in Taiwan, Greater China including the PRC, and the impact of new communication technologies.

Paul Lim is currently Professor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Head of the Centre for European Studies at the Institute for Occidental Studies. His research is mainly focused on the External Relations of the European Union, with Asia, in particular, in all its different facets.

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