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Across the Taiwan Strait : Mainland China, Taiwan, and the 1995-1996 Crisis
by Suisheng Zhao (Editor), Inger Mess (Editor), Beverley Collins (Editor)

Half Baked in Taiwan

Becoming Japanese: Colonial Taiwan and the Politics of Identity Formation
by Leo T. S. Ching

Taiwan Strait Dilemmas : China-Taiwan-U.S. Policies in the New Century
by Gerrit W. Gong (Editor)
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Three-Legged Horse (Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan)
by Cheng Ch'Ing-Wen

The Taste of Apples (Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan)

The Generalissimo's Son : Chiang Ching-Kuo and the Revolutions in China and Taiwan
by Jay Taylor
Chiang Ching-kuo, son and political heir of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, was born in 1910, when Chinese women, nearly all illiterate, hobbled about on bound feet and men wore pigtails as symbols of subservience to the Manchu Dynasty. In his youth Ching-kuo was a Communist and a Trotskyite, and he lived twelve years in Russia. He died in 1988 as the leader of Taiwan, a Chinese society with a flourishing consumer economy and a budding but already wild, woolly, and open democracy. He was an actor in many of the events of the last century that shaped the history of China's struggles and achievements in the modern era: the surge of nationalism among Chinese youth, the grand appeal of Marxism-Leninism, the terrible battle against fascist Japan, and the long, destructive civil war between the Nationalists and the Communists. In 1949, he fled to Taiwan with his father and two million Nationalists. He led the brutal suppression of dissent on the island and was a major player in the cold, sometimes hot war between Communist China and America. By reacting to changing economic, social, and political dynamics on Taiwan, Sino-American rapprochement, Deng Xiaoping's sweeping reforms on the mainland, and other international events, he led Taiwan on a zigzag but ultimately successful transition from dictatorship to democracy. 

Jay Taylor underscores the interaction of political developments on the mainland and in Taiwan and concludes that if China ever makes a similar transition, it will owe much to the Taiwan example and the Generalissimo's son.
Hardcover: 496 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.33 x 9.52 x 6.55
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr; ;
ISBN: 0674002873

A Thousand Moons on a Thousand Rivers (Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan)

The Haunting Fetus : Abortion, Sexuality, and the Spirit World in Taiwan
by Marc L. Moskowitz

Notes of a Desolate Man (Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan)
by Chu T'ien-wen
"I am a sick man ... I am a spiteful man," cries the narrator of Dostoyevsky's Notes from the Underground. The narrator of Chu Tien-Wen's Notes of a Desolate Man might amend that to "I am not a sick man ... but I am by no means well." Xiao Shao has reached the age of 40 only to feel that his life has run its course. His close childhood friend has recently succumbed to AIDS, and while he remains "unbelievably, amazingly" free from infection, Ah Yao's death has sent him spiraling into depression. Like Dostoyevsky's hero, Xiao suffers from a profound alienation--as a Chinese deeply engaged with Western thought, as a gay man still coming to terms with his sexuality, and, by extension, as a Taiwanese citizen both cut off from and bound to the mainland. T'ien-Wen's narrative intercuts his reflections on the nature of desire with ruminations on culture both high and low--from Fellini and Goethe to Michael Jackson and Barbra Streisand. The result is a remarkable chronicle of life on the artistic, political, and sexual margins. A 1994 winner of the China Times Novel Prize, this dense, intelligent, deliberately paced novel is no less insightful for having been written not by a gay man, but by a woman: an author of 15 previous books and one of Taiwan's leading intellectuals. Her convincing account of Xiao's inner life is a testament to the powers of the creative imagination to transcend difference. --Chloe Byrne -
Paperback: 184 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.58 x 9.27 x 5.53
Publisher: Columbia University Press; ; 0 edition (November 15, )
ISBN: 0231116098

A Thousand Moons on a Thousand Rivers (Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan)

Taiwan : A New History (Taiwan in the Modern World)
by Murray A. Rubinstein (Editor)

Wild Kids (Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan)

Face Off : China, the United States, and Taiwan's Democratization

Cooperation or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait?

Weathering the Storm: Taiwan, Its Neighbors, and the Asian Financial Crisis
by Peter C. Y. Chow (Editor), Bates Gill (Editor)

The Armies of East Asia : China, Taiwan, Japan, and the Koreas

Once Upon a Time in China : A Guide to Hong Kong, Taiwanese, and Mainland Chinese Cinema
by Jeff Yang
Paperback from Atria Books
Taiwan: A Political History
by Denny Roy
Paperback from Cornell Univ Pr
A Tragic Beginning: The Taiwan Uprising of February 28, 1947
by Lai Tse-Han, Ramon H. Myers, Wei Wou, Tse-Han Lai, Zehan Lai
Hardcover from Stanford Univ Pr (S)
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Culture and Customs of Taiwan
by Gary Marvin Davison, Barbara E. Reed
Hardcover from Greenwood Publishing Group
Becoming Japanese: Colonial Taiwan and the Politics of Identity Formation
by Leo T. S. Ching
Paperback from University of California Press
Heijin: Organized Crime, Business, and Politics in Taiwan
by Ko-Lin Chin
Hardcover from M.E.Sharpe
Memories of the Future: National Identity Issues and the Search for a New Taiwan
by Stephane Corcuff, Kuang-Chun Li, Andrew Morris
Paperback from M.E.Sharpe
Pentecost of the Hills in Taiwan: The Christian Faith Among the Original Inhabitants
by Ralph R. Covell, Arthur F. Glasser
Paperback from Hope Publishing House

Transnational Chinese Cinemas: Identity, Nationhood, Gender
by Hsiao-Peng Lu, Sheldon Hsia-Peng Lu
Paperback from University of Hawaii Press
Passport Taiwan : Your Pocket Guide to Taiwanese Business, Customs & Etiquette (Passport to the World)

Culture Shock!: Taiwan

Asia for Women on Business : Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea

Culture Shock! Succeed in Business : Taiwan : The Essential Guide Foro Business and Investment (Culture Shock! Succeed in Business)

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