This book assesses the process of democratization in Taiwan during the Chen Shui-bian Era and after. He shows that in several respects, press freedom, human rights, ethnic relations, political reform, constitutionalism, and clean governance, democratization regressed. Economic management was not good and relations with the United States were severely strained.
John F. Copper is the Stanley J. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the author of more than twenty-five books on China, Taiwan, and Asian affairs. In 1997, Professor Copper was recipient of the International Communications Award.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Democratization during the Chen Shui-bianPresidency-the Early Years Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Democratization during the Later Years of the Chen Presidency Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Chen Shui-bian and Taiwan's Democratization-A Final Argument Chapter 6 Chapter 5: The Chen Shui-bian Era in Retrospect andPresident Ma Ying-jeou Chapter 7 Index Chapter 8 About the Author