This book offers a diverse set of perspectives on the current state of Taiwan’s economy and international relations, equally considering the challenges and opportunities that could forge Taiwan’s future.
Featuring a range of interdisciplinary approaches, this edited volume has been written by some of the leading scholars on Taiwan’s economy and international relations, as well as emerging scholars and writers with practical diplomatic, political, and civil society experience. Contributors cover themes from political economy and international relations to gender studies and civil society-led LGBT diplomacy. Readers will benefit from chapters outlining both the historical overview of Taiwan’s development and more recent developments, with several chapters offering focused case studies into Taiwan’s economy and international space. A balanced set of conclusions are reached, affording scope for both optimism and pessimism about Taiwan’s prospects.
Taiwan's Economic and Diplomatic Challenges and Opportunities will appeal to students and scholars of international relations, economics, and Taiwan studies.
1. Taiwan's Economic and Diplomatic Challenges and Opportunities
Mariah Thornton, Robert Ash and Dafydd Fell
2. Economic Development of Taiwan and Structural change: Retrospect and Prospect
3. How can Taiwan enlarge its role in the process of Asia-Pacific economic integration?
4. Taiwan in the High-Income Trap and Its Implications for Cross-Strait Relations
Syaru Shirley Lin
5. Why has Taiwan not attracted much investment from mainland China?: Three explanations
Jan Knoerich and Lee Chun-yi
6. Review and look ahead: Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy in the case of Vietnam
7. Facing the Pacific: An Eastbound Strategy for Taiwanese Maritime Commerce in the 21st Century
Lin Kun-chin and Charles I-hsin Chen
8. A new westbound policy? The case for increasing EU-Taiwan engagement
9. Change and Continuity in American Policy toward Taiwan
10. China’s Marginalisation of Taiwan
Richard C. Bush
11. Walking toward China or toward the World? Taiwan’s International Space under Ma Ying-jeou and Tsai Ing-wen
12. Tongzhi Diplomacy and the Queer Case of Taiwan
Chen Nai-chia and Dafydd Fell