Historical Dictionary of Taiwan (Republic of China) by John F. CopperHistorical Dictionary of Taiwan (Republic of China) by John F. Copper

Historical Dictionary of Taiwan (Republic of China)

byJohn F. Copper

Hardcover | January 29, 2007

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Taiwan, an island located off the east coast of southern China, is the largest piece of territory under the jurisdiction of the "nation" known officially as the Republic of China. Constant debate over whether Taiwan is its own sovereign state, part of the Republic of China, or part of the People's Republic of China has been going on for years. With Chinese leaders in the People's Republic of China rejecting Taiwan's legal separation and vowing that they will resolve the "Taiwan issue" by military force if necessary and most citizens of Taiwan opposing unification with China in the short run, it would appear that Taiwan faces some tough decisions ahead. The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Taiwan (Republic of China) offers insight into Taiwan's situation through a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a map, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on important people, places, events, political parties, and institutions, as well as major political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of this island country. Whether or not Taiwan joins the People's Republic of China or gains its independence, Taiwan's outcome is of the utmost importance, and this reference provides the necessary information to understand its state of affairs.
John F. Copper is the Stanley J. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the author of over twenty books on Taiwan and China, in addition to numerous articles and shorter studies.
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Title:Historical Dictionary of Taiwan (Republic of China)Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.69 × 5.78 × 1.08 inPublished:January 29, 2007Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:081085600X

ISBN - 13:9780810856004

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Note on Chinese Terms Part 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 4 Map Part 5 Chronology Part 6 Introduction Part 7 THE DICTIONARY Part 8 Appendix A: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Premiers since 1949 Part 9 Appendix B: Selected Statistical Data Part 10 Bibliography Part 11 About the Author

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This reference provides detailed information on places, events, and people in Taiwan, and explains the importance of each in terms of Taiwan's identity as a nation or alternatively its ties to China. Copper (international studies, Rhodes College) updates this edition to include current events. He also provides an able chronology and extended introduction to make sure all the entries line up, as well as a handy list of chief political actors since 1949 and interesting statistical data.