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ISBN:
0801488052
Author:
Denny Roy
Category:
Politics & Government
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cornell University Press; 1 edition (December 19, 2002)
Pages:
288 pages
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Denny Roy's new work, Taiwan: A Political History, goes well beyond any single volume that has yet come . Denny Roy's sympathetic yet discerning approach begins by relating the often underrepresented description of pre-Dutch colonialism's impact on Taiwan.

Denny Roy's new work, Taiwan: A Political History, goes well beyond any single volume that has yet come out, presenting the most complete historical analysis to date of the island. This is a history that provides excellent background information for understanding the complexities of the current 'Taiwan problem. "―- Foreign Affairs 82:2, 2003.

Taiwan : a political history. by. Roy, Denny, 1960-. Taiwan's history and Taiwan's future. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Denny Roy's political history focuses primarily on the 20th century, but starts with the stories of aboriginal Taiwanese . Good general history of Taiwan. The information before the 20th century isn't very detailed. The book is quite kind in describing the legacy of the KMT.

Denny Roy's political history focuses primarily on the 20th century, but starts with the stories of aboriginal Taiwanese, migration of Fujianese and Hakka mainlanders to Taiwan, initial indifference of and later incorporation of Taiwan into the Qing empire during the period of European colonization, and how China ceded Taiwan after defeat to the Japanese empire in late 19th century.

Taiwan: A Political History is an in-depth look into Taiwan’s struggles throughout history to gain an identity. The author delves deep into the political workings of the various leaders/governments since the first Chinese settlers right up to Chen Shui Bian’s presidency

Taiwan: A Political History is an in-depth look into Taiwan’s struggles throughout history to gain an identity. The author delves deep into the political workings of the various leaders/governments since the first Chinese settlers right up to Chen Shui Bian’s presidency. Formosa Betrayed by George H. Kerr. Having lived in a time of Japanese rule in the 1930s before working first as a naval adviser during World War II and then as vice consul of the .

Request PDF On Jan 1, 2004, Murray A. Rubinstein and others published Taiwan: A Political History by Denny . It positions these descriptions against the cultural background and economic and political history of Taiwan as a method for.

It positions these descriptions against the cultural background and economic and political history of Taiwan as a method for. Kulturelle und konomische Voraussetzungen der entstehenden Verbraucherprobleme in Taiwan.

Denny Roy, author of a book on Chinese foreign policy together with numerous articles on the politics of Taiwan and on relations between Taipei . Ithaca and London, Cornell University Press, 2003, 256 p. Jean-Pierre Cabestan.

Denny Roy, author of a book on Chinese foreign policy together with numerous articles on the politics of Taiwan and on relations between Taipei and Peking, has followed up here with a tour de force. In eight densely written chapters, the author recounts the history of the island of Taiwan, this extraordinary human adventure, in all its twists and turns  .

Taiwan: A Political History by Denny Roy. A historical book diving into the political make up of Taiwan from the KMT era onward. The point of this book is to explain both the nebulous attitude of the US towards the country as well as the construction of modern domestic politics

This book is a brilliant summary of Taiwanese political history: one could not recommend it more highly.

This book is a brilliant summary of Taiwanese political history: one could not recommend it more highly. Denny Roy, author of a book on Chinese foreign policy together with numerous articles on the politics of Taiwan and on relations between Taipei and Peking, has followed up here with a tour de force. The main benefit of this journey into the past is not merely the narration of this story.

A Political History 2 China Perspectives, 63 january - february 2006 Jean-Pierre Cabestan Denny Roy, Taiwan

A Political History 2 China Perspectives, 63 january - february 2006 Jean-Pierre Cabestan Denny Roy, Taiwan. A Political History Ithaca and London, Cornell University Press, 2003, 256 p. 1 This book is a brilliant summary of Taiwanese political history: one could not recommend it more highly. Denny Roy, author of a book on Chinese foreign policy 1 together with numerous articles on the politics of Taiwan and on relations between Taipei and Peking, has followed up here with a tour de force.

history taiwan 228 incident 台灣 二二八 zen I rant sources include Denny Roy's Taiwan - a Political History various news articles from Taipei Times and Taiwan News also other Taiwanese history books.

For centuries, various great powers have both exploited and benefited Taiwan, their designs for this island frequently clashing with the desire of local inhabitants to control their own destiny. Such conflicts have shaped Taiwan's multiple, and frequently contradictory, identities. Denny Roy contends that Taiwan's political history is best understood as a continuous struggle for security. Eschewing the usual emphasis on the high politics of the recent era, he offers a comprehensive narrative of the island's political history from the first Chinese settlements to the Chen Shui-bian presidency. Roy covers the political system constructed by the KMT during the Cold War, the opposition breakthrough, the presidency of Lee Teng-hui, and the DPP presidential victory in March 2000. Roy's approach allows him to integrate his understanding of Taiwan's domestic politics with its foreign affairs―particularly the relations with mainland China. He reveals how the interplay between political forces within and the influence of foreign countries from without has shaped Taiwan. His is a balanced account, incorporating up-to-date coverage and presenting many indigenous voices. Taiwan: A Political History illuminates the origins of the island's often-troubled domestic and international political situation.
  • Hanad
Very well written book from 1500 through 2003 publication date, with a focus on 1900-1950 (Japanese occupation) and 1950-2003 (Taiwan era). I will still look for another book as I believe quit a bit has happened from 2003-2014 (if I can find any book covering that time) - but this was an excellent, well written book - a bit on the academic side, but it never really got dry and remained interesting throughout.
  • Tam
I was born in Taiwan and completed my college education in Taiwan. The Chinese history text books focus on the story of the mainland China. I have not known too much about Taiwan. For some reasons my grandparents and parents did not talk too much about it either.

This book opens my eyes and I could not stop reading it. Even though the book is very comprehensive some of the information the author got is either manipulated, biased or missing. It is far from perfect. There is a lot of truth about Taiwan to be explored. For example Koxinga was given the credit of defeating Dutch and then occupied Formosa. But he lived
only 4 monthes after defeating the Dutch. He was a pirate and very brutal. He excuted his new born grandchild and grandchild's mother. He is more like a refugee than a hero. The main reason he came to Taiwan is he was escaping from Qing dynasty's attack.

Because of Taiwan's democracy a lot of information are more readily available and people does not afraid of being talking about the past I believe the author might want to update this
book soon.
  • Kupidon
As the title of my review implies, this is a valuable volume for the person who is interested in developing an understanding of the complex forces that shape Taiwan today.

Roy takes up Taiwan's history from the beginnings of Chinese settlement of the island and the Japanese Occupation. However, the bulk of the book focuses on Post-World War II Taiwan. While it focuses on the political history of the country, other aspects are not ignored. My main criticism is that although this purports to be a political history, the main criticism of the legitimacy (or lack thereof) of "Chinese" sovereignty (regarding the so-called Post WWII transfer to China) over the country is ignored. Save for that ommission, this is a servicable summary of modern Taiwan political history.

I would recommend this book for someone wishing to learn a little about Taiwan before coming to the country. For a person wishing to engage in an in depth study of the country, this would be a good volume to start with. However, if you already have a basic understanding of the major forces shaping this country (particularly post-World War II,) I would advise passing this work by for more in depth works on the subject.
  • Alsalar
I lived in Taiwan for five years from 2004-2009 and had no luck finding books about Taiwanese history at bookshops there, even in Taipei. I finally stumbled upon this one and it's really just put all the pieces of the puzzle together, like relationships between the aboriginal populations and the Chinese, the Taiwanese and the Japanese, the Mainlanders and the Taiwanese, the Hakka and the other Chinese peoples, and it also explains what the heck the Dutch were doing there. On top of all that, it's a really great read and not as densely academic as I was afraid it would be. Now I just need to find another book that tackles the contemporary history of Taiwan from Chen Shui-bian until today.
  • Akinozuru
Roy touches on nearly every major political event in Taiwan's history, from the earliest impact of the first Chinese and Europeans to claim its territory, to Japanese colonialism, to land reform, to the island's role in the Cold War, to the rise and consolidation of its democracy. Everyone from Koxinga to Chen Shui-bian, and everything from the 2-28 Incident to the recent controversy over Chen's handling of the fourth nuclear power plant, is covered.
Despite this thoroughness, the book is fairly short. Roy writes concisely and clearly, but still manages to make smooth transitions between different political themes in Taiwan's history. The middle section of the book is the best, consisting of an excellent write-up on Taiwan's role in the Cold War as well as a chapter on the political reformers' struggle against martial law and KMT dominance.
For most of the book Roy relies on a good mix of both Chinese- and English-language sources. I was disappointed, however, to see him relying almost exclusively on English-language sources over the last fifty pages. Taiwan's print media are addicted to scandal-mongering, but in the hands of someone who knows how to use them, they are still the best source of information on Taiwan's political scene -- far better than any of the English-language newspapers.
In spite of this lapse, this is an outstanding survey of Taiwan. Roy has good command of the material and writes well. Even in areas I thought I knew, he usually added something to my knowledge.
  • White_Nigga
I have to agree with another reviewer that the presentation of the material is pretty dull. Large swaths of this book read like a recitation of facts or a timeline written out in prose form. I don't usually read history books, but was inspired after reading Kissinger's "On China" to read more about the history of other countries in the region. Unfortunately, the human interest elements and occasional touches of humor that made Kissinger's book an engaging read are largely absent from this title. I'm sure that the book is am impressive work of scholarship for students and scholars of history alike. However, an educational text doesn't have to be dry to be informative. I would say that a layperson who is interested in reading a history that is both educational and entertaining may wish to look elsewhere.