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China’s relation to Taiwan has been in constant contention since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in October 1949 and the creation of the defeated Kuomintang (KMT) exile regime on the island two months later. The island’s autonomous sovereignty has continually been challenged, initially because of the KMT’s insistence that it continue to represent not just Taiwan but all of China—and later because Taiwan refused to cede sovereignty to the then-dominant power that had arisen on the other side of the Taiwan Strait. One thing that makes Taiwan so politically difficult and yet so intellectually fascinating is that it ­­is not merely a security problem, but a ganglion of interrelated puzzles. The optimistic hope of the Ma Ying-jeou administration for a new era of peace and cooperation foundered on a landslide victory by the Democratic Progressive Party, which has made clear its intent to distance Taiwan from China’s political embrace. The Taiwanese are now waiting with bated breath as the relationship tautens. Why did détente fail, and what chance does Taiwan have without it? Contributors to this volume focus on three aspects of the evolving quandary: nationalistic identity, social economy, and political strategy.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title
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  1. Copyright
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  1. List of Abbreviations
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. Part I. National Identity
  1. 2. Taiwan’s National Identity and Cross-Strait Relations
  2. pp. 19-41
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  1. 3. Changing Identities in Taiwan under Ma Ying-jeou
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  1. 4. Mingling but Not Merging: Changes and Continuities in the Identity of Taiwanese in Mainland China
  2. pp. 42-60
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  1. 5. Chinese National Identity under Reconstruction
  2. pp. 61-74
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  1. 6. Chinese Youth Nationalism in a Pressure Cooker
  2. pp. 75-92
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  1. Part II. Political Economy
  1. 7. Varieties of State Capitalism across the Taiwan Strait: A Comparison and Its Implications
  2. pp. 117-132
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  1. 8. The Nature and Trend of Taiwanese Investment in China (1991–2014): Business Orientation, Profit Seeking, and Depoliticization
  2. pp. 133-150
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  1. 9. Cross-Strait Economic Relations and China’s Rise: The Case of the IT Sector
  2. pp. 151-174
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  1. 10. Social Entrepreneurialism and Social Media in Post–developmental state Taiwan
  2. pp. 186-193
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  1. Part III. Political Strategy
  1. 11. Pivot, Hedger, or Partner: Strategies of Lesser Powers Caught between Hegemons
  2. pp. 197-220
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  1. 12. A Farewell to Arms? US Security Relations with Taiwan and the Prospects for Stability in the Taiwan Strait
  2. pp. 221-238
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  1. 13. Xi Jinping’s Taiwan Policy: Boxing Taiwan In with the One-China Framework
  2. pp. 239-248
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  1. 14. Strategies of China’s Expansion and Taiwan’s Survival in Southeast Asia: A Comparative Perspective
  2. pp. 249-279
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  1. IV. Conclusion
  1. 15. Taiwan and the Waning Dream of Reunification
  2. pp. 283-300
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 301-303
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 305-309
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520968707
Related ISBN
9780520295988
MARC Record
OCLC
1088262385
Pages
284
Launched on MUSE
2019-02-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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