The Nottingham China Policy Institute Series

Taiwan's Impact on China

Why Soft Power Matters More than Economic or Political Inputs

Editors: Tsang, Steve (Ed.)

  • Sheds light on the significance of Taiwan's soft power, an important yet under-researched field
  • Provides valuable insights into the exercise of soft power and its limitations
  • Adds new perspectives to the understanding of the interplay between Taiwan and China
  • Approaches the topic from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Includes astute contributions from international scholars with expertise on Taiwan and China
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About this book

This book is about the basis and scope of impact that Taiwan – a democracy with a population of around 23 million – has on China, the most powerful remaining Leninist state which claims sovereignty over Taiwan and has a population of over 1.3 billion. It examines how Taiwan has helped China in its economic transformation, but argues that the former exercises greatest influence through its soft power. The expert and timely contributions in this book demonstrate how Taiwan exerts real influence in China through admiration of its popular culture, be it in music or literature, as well as its reach into politics and economics. As mainland Chinese visit Taiwan, they are most impressed with civility in everyday living based on a modernized version of the traditional Chinese culture. However, discussions in the book also reveal the limits of Taiwan’s impact, as the Chinese government tightly controls the narrative about Taiwan and does not tolerate any Taiwanese posing a threat to its monopoly of power.

About the authors

Steve Tsang is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the SOAS China Institute, University of London, UK. He previously served as Director of the China Policy Institute at Nottingham University, UK, and as Professorial Fellow, Dean, and Director of the Asian Studies Centre at St Antony’s College, Oxford University, UK.

Reviews

“This work adds important new perspectives to the understanding of the interplay between Taiwan and China. It is a remarkable case study of “soft power” and its influence.” (Roderic Wye, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, UK)

“This books deals with an important and under-researched topic. It provides an important historical perspective by not only looking at present-day interactions across the Taiwan straits, but also by investigating some of the historical antecedents of Taiwan’s soft power.” (Andreas Fulda, Senior Fellow at the China Policy Institute and Assistant Professor at the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham, UK)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Importance of Taiwan to China

    Tsang, Steve

    Pages 1-19

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  • How “China” Frames “Taiwan”

    Brady, Anne-Marie

    Pages 21-48

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  • Taiwan’s Developmental Experience for the Chinese Mainland: The Perspective of Chinese Intellectuals

    Lin, Gang

    Pages 49-67

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  • Inspirations from Taiwan: The Perspective of Chinese Academic Visitors in Taiwan

    Chen, Chih-Jou Jay

    Pages 69-94

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  • Taiwan’s Contribution to China’s Economic Rise and Its Implications for Cross-Strait Integration

    Rigger, Shelley (et al.)

    Pages 95-123

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eBook 95,19 €
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 123,04 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-33749-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Taiwan's Impact on China
Book Subtitle
Why Soft Power Matters More than Economic or Political Inputs
Editors
  • Steve Tsang
Series Title
The Nottingham China Policy Institute Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33750-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33750-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33749-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 276
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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