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Bridging the Strait 9780195857658

Bridging the Strait

Taiwan, China, and the Prospects for Reunification

ISBN-10: 0195857658
ISBN-13: 9780195857658
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PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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Product Description: Rapprochement between the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China has moved in stops and starts since the normalization of Sino-American relations in 1979. In recent years the gradual rise of Taiwan's main opposition, the Democratic Progressive Party has helped to strengthen andconsolidate sentiment within Taiwan against reunification of the two Chinas. Numerous studies have examined the prospects for a peaceful reunification, most often focusing on the motivations, aims, and actions of mainland China. In this book, Dr Hsin-hsing Wu explores the links between the reunification issue and recent political changes within Taiwan, and examines howthis force has become a serious challenge to both Chinese governments reunification policies. The author draws on Western scholarship, using established integration theory as a means of analysis, while providing a Taiwanese perspective with primary sources. He examines six factors - the economic and political systems of each country, public opinion in Taiwan, the transactions between thetwo Chinas, Taiwan's politics, and the Taiwan Independence Movement - to determine the likelihood of peaceful reunification. This is the first title in the series Studies on Contemporary Taiwan.

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PAGES: 360
CATEGORY: History, Political Science
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