Taiwan in the Twenty-First Century consists of sixteen original essays written by American, Taiwanese, and Chinese professors. The contributors' distinctive multidisciplinary approach refreshed the study of contemporary Taiwan and shed new light on many important questions.
Xiaobing Li is Assistant Professor of History, University of Central Oklahoma. Zuohong Pan is Associate Professor of Economics, Western Connecticut State University.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Note on Romanization Chapter 3 Introduction: Taiwan's Experience, Challenge and Future Chapter 4 Part One: Culture and Tradition: Collectivism or Individualism: An Analysis of Chinese and Taiwanese Interactive Culture; Buddhism as Spiritual Communication in Contemporary Taiwanese Society; A Comparative Study on "Tongyong Pinyin" and "H Chapter 5 Part Two: Ethnicity, Society and Education: Aboriginal People in Taiwan, Continental China and the Americas: Ethnic Inquiry into Common Root and Ancestral Connection; A Comparative Study on Minority Women in Taiwan and Xinjiang; Suicide in Taiwan; E Chapter 6 Part Three: Economy and Political Reforms: Democracy and Economic Growth: A Taiwan Case Study; Income Distribution During Taiwan's Industrialization: A Case of L-curve Versus Inverted U-curve of Kuznets; A Lesson to Learn: The Origins and Developmen Chapter 7 Part Four: U.S.-Taiwan-China Relations: A Game Theory Analysis of the Taiwan Issue: Prospect and Possible Outcomes; United States-People's Republic of China-Taiwan Relations: The Zero Sum Game; Nationalism vs. Communism: Who Lost China?; The Taiwan Chapter 8 Notes on the Contributors