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Author Klintworth, Gary, 1945-

Title New Taiwan, new China : Taiwan's changing role in the Asia-Pacific region / Gary Klintworth
Edition First edition
Published Melbourne : Longman Australia, 1995


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Description viii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Key topics in Asian history, politics and international relations
Key topics in Asian history, politics and international relations
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Taiwan's Japanese Foundations -- 3. Taiwan's American Interlude -- 4. The China Factor and Taiwan -- 5. How It All Came Together -- 6. Taiwan: Spreading South -- 7. Greater China -- 8. The Survival of a Small State -- 9. Taiwan in the 1990s: Right Place, Right Time -- 10. The Republic of China on Taiwan
Summary This book will be a valuable text for students of Asian China, Asian studies and international politics in the Asia-Pacific context
Strategic, geographic, cultural, historical, economic, political and diplomatic forces have combined to propel Taiwan from obscurity to prominence as a world trader and catalyst for change in mainland China. This book argues that the development of Taiwan has resulted from its location at the crossroads between the rivalry and interests of China, Japan and the United States. These three great powers dominate the Asia-Pacific region militarily, economically and culturally and Taiwan's fortunes have been shaped very much by their interaction. Currently, Taiwan is being pulled towards China by economic factors. Ironically this is contributing to China's development as the world's next superpower and this in turn has made Taiwan's separation from the mainland a matter of growing importance to the USA, Japan and other members of the Asia-Pacific community
Analysis China
Economic development
Economic integration
Foreign policy alignment
Overseas item
United States
Notes CIP changed : former title was New Taiwan, new China : Taiwan's changing role in the Asia Pacific in the 1990s
Includes index
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Australian National University, submitted 1996
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 274-299
Subject Asia -- Foreign relations -- Taiwan.
China -- Economic conditions -- 1975-
China -- Economic conditions -- 1976-
China -- Economic conditions -- 1976-2000.
Pacific Area -- Foreign relations -- Taiwan.
Pacific Area -- Foreign economic relations -- Taiwan.
Taiwan -- Economic conditions -- 1975-
Taiwan -- Foreign economic relations -- Pacific Area.
Taiwan -- Foreign relations -- Asia.
Taiwan -- Foreign economic relations.
Taiwan -- Foreign relations -- Pacific Area.
Taiwan -- Politics and government -- 1988-
Taiwan -- Politics and government -- 1988-2000.
LC no. 95017233
ISBN 031212550X