Across the Taiwan Strait : Democracy: The Bridge Between Mainland China and Taiwan
Taiwan's recent moves to democratize its political system have undermined the "one China" policy and demanded the redefinition of relations between Taiwan and China. Across the Taiwan Strait provides a new and timely look at the pivotal role of democracy in the fifty-year-old conflict. Drawn from the proceedings of a conference organized by the Claremont Institute, the work discusses the varying perceptions of democracy in China and Taiwan and the different democracy movements developing on either side of the Taiwan Strait. It highlights the importance of Taiwan in establishing an Asian experience of democracy, the role of the United States in mediating this discussion of democracy, and the need to ensure that democratic development enhances, rather than destabilizes, the cross-strait relationship.
- Hardback | 106 pages
- 154.9 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 249.48g
- 01 Mar 2002
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Part 1 Introduction: Transcripts of the Conference, "Democracy: The Bridge between Mainland China and Taiwan." Part 2 Democracy: How it is Discussed and Understood in the U.S., Taiwan, and Mainland China Part 3 Comparing the Movement Toward Democracy on Taiwan and in Mainland China Since 1949 Part 4 The Implications of Democratization for Peace and Security in the Region Part 5 Bridge Building 101: A Survey Course Part 6 Conclusion
About Bruce Herschensohn
Bruce Herschensohn is a Distinguished Fellow at the Claremont Institute.