Taiwan 2016: Annotated reading lists

Sullivan, Jonathan. Taiwan 2016 : annotated reading lists. Chinet.cz. Reviews. Contemporary China, May 2015. En ligne : URL : http://chinet.cz/category/reviews/contemporary-china/ (Consulté le 29 octobre 2015)

  • Taiwan 2016: Annotated reading list #1 Democratization, 9 May 2015

    Presidential_Building,_Taiwan_(0747)In the second half of the 20th Century, Taiwan evolved from a colonial backwater under one-party rule to become an exemplar of equal economic development and peaceful democratization. During the past thirty years elections have constituted important milestones and strongly contested political competition to control resources, implement policy agendas and set the ideological tone. [Lire la suite]

  • Taiwan 2016. Reading list #2: The Presidency, 13 May 2015

    The ROC President is the single most visible political actor in Taiwan and much of the literature charting Taiwan’s progress towards democracy and democratic consolidation has focused on respective presidencies. Although Chiang Kai-shek cannot take any credit for the political liberalization that occurred after his  death, he was the dominant political figure in Taiwan for almost three decades until 1975 (although his power was derived from heading the KMT and military rather than the ROC Presidency). [Lire la suite]

  • Taiwan 2016. Reading list 3: Parties and the Legislature, 18 May 2015

    Political parties have played a determining role in the shape and outcome of democratization processes in Taiwan. For much of the early democratization era the KMT was the only party, and much research has focused on the behaviour, composition and evolution of the party. Hood 1997 provides a balanced analysis of the contribution of the KMT to political liberalization, which acknowledges the external pressures on the party and the rise of the Dangwai opposition movement. It is particularly valuable for the insights it gives into the competition within the KMT. [Lire la suite]

  • Taiwan 2016. Reading list #4:Political culture & social movements, 19 May 2015

    Substantial academic interest in Taiwan has coalesced around the diverse set of norms and behaviours captured by the rubric political culture. The role of patronage, personal networks and guanxi represent a perennial scholarly preoccupation. There is no better starting point for investigating the effects of these phenomena than Bosco 1992, a pioneering study on local factions. [Lire la suite]

  • Taiwan 2016. Reading list #5: Media & political communications, 22 May 2015

    During most of the KMT’s one party rule, the media were tightly controlled by the party-state, and played a key role, alongside the education system, of establishing and sustaining the hegemony of nationalist Chinese narratives. This dominance first started to come under pressure from unofficial media in the early democratization era, as charted by Chen 1998. [Lire la suite]

  • Taiwan 2016. Reading list #6: National identity & nationalism, 26 May 2015

    Throughout democratization and into the democratic era, questions around national identity, Taiwan’s current and future status, and relations with China have been an inescapable and highly contested feature of the political landscape. Indeed, as the sophisticated study by Wachman 1994 shows, national identity and nationalist themes evolved or co-evolved as the major cleavage in Taiwanese society as democratization processes expanded and deepened with democratization. [Lire la suite]

  • Taiwan 2016. Reading list #7: Taiwan’s democracy in comparative perspective, 27 May 2015

    Taiwan is one of a number of democracies that began their transition around the same time; sometimes referred to in Huntington’s terminology as ‘Third Wave’ democracies. Taiwan’s experience of democracy has rendered it an increasingly common subject of comparative research, further aided by participation in a number of cross national data collection projects. [Lire la suite]

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Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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