Taiwan in the Twentieth Century
A Retrospective View
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Taiwan in the Twentieth Century by Richard Louis Edmonds
Book DescriptionThis book brings together a group of experts on Taiwan who attempt to analyse change on this dynamic island during the whole of the twentieth century. Thus, in contrast to many works on Taiwan, the nine papers show just how important the Japanese colonial antecedents were to the formation of today's Taiwan and help us to understand the complexity of the problems this island will face in the twenty-first century. The work of the various authors, many of them young Taiwanese, also show clearly that a simple divide of Taiwan's twentieth century history with the retrocession to Chinese rule in 1945 is not adequate for understanding the development of this island.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521003438
(238mm x 154mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Richard Louis Edmonds
Has taught in Hong Kong, Macau, and Portugal and has written extensively on mainland China, Japan, Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong. His articles has appeared in Annals of the Association of American Geographers, The China Quarterly, and Land Use Policy as well as other journals. Fluent in Chinese and Japanese as well as able to communicate in French and Portuguese, he is the author of Macau (Oxford: Clio Press, 1989) and Patterns of China's Lost Harmony: A Survey of the Country's Environmental Degradation and Protection (London: Routledge, June 1994). Currently he is working on environmental problems in China and transition issues in Macau. Is the Sophia Smith Professor of Government at Smith College. Goldstein has written on the Chinese Communist revolution; Sino-American relations, Sino-Soviet relations, the emergence of a Chinese Communist view of world affairs, and the reform process in post-Mao China. His recent work has focused on the Taiwan issue in Sino-American relations and the politics of mainland policy in Taiwan.
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