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1. Green Island [2016]

Book
385 pages ; 25 cm
"As [this] novel sweeps across six decades and two continents, the life of the narrator shadows the course of Taiwan's history from the end of Japanese colonial rule to the decades under martial law and, finally, to Taiwan's transformation into a democracy. But, above all, [it's a] story of a family and a nation grappling with the nuances of complicity and survival, raising the question: how far would you be willing to go for the ones you love?"--Dust jacket flap.
February 28, 1947. Trapped inside the family home amid an uprising that has rocked Taipei, Dr. Tsai delivers his youngest daughter, our narrator, just as the city is plunged into martial law. Dr. Tsai is dragged away from his family, thrown into prison, and returns after more than a decade. Years later, this troubled past follows his daughter to the United States where, as a mother and a wife, she too is forced to decide between what is right and what might save her family.
Green Library
EASTASN-143-01, EASTASN-243-01, POLISCI-243D-01
Book
xvii, 276 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction to Government and Politics in Taiwan 2. Authoritarian Rule: The Politics of Martial Law in Taiwan 3. Transition to Democracy and Democratic Consolidation 4. Taiwan's Government and Constitutional Structure 5. Electoral Politics: Milestones, Electoral Systems, and Political Communication 6. Party Politics in Taiwan 7. Local and Factional Politics 8. Competing National Identities 9. Taiwan's External Relations: Balancing International Space and Cross-Strait Relations 10. From a Leninist Corporatist State to Vibrant Civil Society: The Emergence and Role of Social Movements 11. Is Democracy Working in Taiwan? Social Welfare and Political Corruption 12. Taiwan After 2000: Changes of Ruling Parties, Critical Elections and Lessons of Defeat 13. A Multitude of Political Miracles and Future Challenges.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415575423 20160607
Written by an experienced teacher and scholar this new textbook introduces the reader to the big questions that concern change and continuity in how politics operates and how Taiwan is governed. Taking a critical approach, Dafydd Fell provides students with the essential background to the history and development of the political system as well as an explanation of the key structures, processes and institutions that have shaped Taiwan over the last few decades. Topics covered include: the transition to democracy, party politics, cross-strait relations, foreign policy, electoral politics and voting, political economy, national identity and social welfare. Key features of this text are: * Suggestions for further reading * End of chapter study questions * Discussion points * Graphs, tables and figures * A series of case studies highlighting the vibrancy of Taiwanese politics. Government and Politics in Taiwan is an essential text for any course on Taiwanese politics, Chinese politics and East Asian Politics. It is also important supplementary reading for courses covering the process of democratisation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415575423 20160607
Green Library
EASTASN-143-01, EASTASN-243-01, POLISCI-243D-01
Book
xiv, 162 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
EASTASN-143-01, EASTASN-243-01, POLISCI-243D-01