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A Century of Development in Taiwan

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A Century of Development in Taiwan

From Colony to Modern State

9781800880153 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Peter C.Y. Chow, Professor of Economics, City College and Graduate Center, City University of New York, US
Publication Date: January 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80088 015 3 Extent: c 432 pp
Most colonies became independent countries after the end of World War II, while few of them became modernized even after decades of their independence. Taiwan is one of the few to become a modern state with remarkable achievements in its economic, socio-cultural, and political development. This book addresses the path and trajectory of the emergence of Taiwan from a colony to a modern state in the past century.

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Most colonies became independent countries after the end of World War II, while few of them became modernized even after decades of their independence. Taiwan is one of the few to become a modern state with remarkable achievements in its economic, socio-cultural, and political development.

In 1921, Taiwanese intellectuals initiated a Petition Movement for the Establishment of a Taiwanese Parliament under the colonial government. Leaders of the enlightenment also established the Taiwan Cultural Association (TCA) on October 17, 1921. These two movements led to a series of socio-cultural, political, and economic developments during the past century. This book addresses the path and trajectory of the emergence of Taiwan from a colony to a modern state in the past century. It contains four major sections on identity and political developments and explores international relations, economic development. educational and societal development, and culture and literature development.

This thorough exploration will prove invaluable to graduate and undergraduate students in Taiwan history, literature, and the cultural and political economy of development as well as students studying East Asia. It offers the same wealth of information to researchers and practitioners in Taiwan-China-US trilateral relations and in cultural anthropology and practices in East Asia politics and business.
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‘In this impressive collection, leading Taiwanese and international scholars provide a comprehensive assessment of Taiwan over the last century. From multiple disciplinary perspectives, they tell the tale of its remarkable and tumultuous transformation from a Japanese colony with an agrarian economy, an unequal society, and no political autonomy to today’s Taiwan, with its advanced economy, vibrant liberal democracy, equitable and inclusive multi-ethnic society, distinct cultural identity, and robust, if contested, international status.’
– Jacques deLisle, University of Pennsylvania, US
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Contributors include: Jasmine Yu-Hsing Chen, Yi-Shen Chen, Doris T. Chang, Lung-Chih Chang, Wan-yao Chou, Peter C.Y. Chow, June Teufel Dreyer, Frank S.T. Hsiao, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Yin-Chen Kang, Hong-Jen Abraham Lin, Shiau-Chi Shen, Fang-long Shih, Michelle Yeh
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