The One-china Policy: State, Sovereignty, And Taiwan's International Legal Status by Frank Chiang

The One-china Policy: State, Sovereignty, And Taiwan's International Legal Status

byFrank Chiang

Hardcover | September 1, 2017

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The One-China Policy: State, Sovereignty, and Taiwan's International Legal Statusexamines the issue from the perspective of international law, also suggesting a peaceful solution. The book presents two related parts, with the first detailing the concept of the State, the theory of sovereignty, and their relations with international law. The second part of the work analyzes the political status of the Republic of China in Taiwan and the legal status of the island of Taiwan in international law. Written by a leading international expert in international law, this book provides approaches and answers to the question of Taiwan and the One-China policy.



  • Responds to a key international issue of our time
  • Takes a legal perspective on Taiwan and the One-China policy
  • Considers the definition of a nation State from first principles, also offering new definitions
  • Applies international law on territory to draw conclusions on Taiwan and its relation to the People's Republic of China
  • Systematically critiques the role of the UN and other global actors in relation to Taiwan

About The Author

Frank Chiang is Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, and a Member of the New York State Bar. He has previously held many international academic and professional positions including as Visiting Professor of Law, Chuo University of Tokyo, and at the Japan Comparative Law Institute, also in Tokyo.

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Title:The One-china Policy: State, Sovereignty, And Taiwan's International Legal StatusFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0081023146

ISBN - 13:9780081023143

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Table of Contents

PART I. STATE, SOVEREIGNTY, AND TERRITORY 1. The State 2. The State and Sovereignty 3. The Territorial State

PART II. CHINA AND THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA 4. The State and Govenments of China 5. The Political Status of the R.O.C. in Taiwan

PART III. SOVEREIGNTY OVER TAIWAN 6. China's Sovereignty Over Taiwan Before U.S.'s One-China Policy 7. China's Sovereignty Over Taiwan Under U.S. s One-China Policy 8. U.N.'s Position on the Sovereignty of Taiwan 9. The Legal Status and the Political Status of Taiwan in International Law

PART IV. U.S. s CONTROL OVER TAIWAN 10. U.S.'s Policy on Taiwan 11. Taiwan Under U.S.'s Protection and Control 12. Solution