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Taiwan's long road to democracy : bitter taste of freedom

Author: Katutugu Yoshida
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 2009.
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This edited translation analyses the gradual process of reform in Taiwan over the past 100 years, paying particular attention to the dilemmas, compromises and pitfalls that have faced reformists.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katutugu Yoshida
ISBN: 9781848440784 1848440782
OCLC Number: 319211321
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: "Originally published in Japanese as Jiyuno Nigaiaji by Nihonhyoronsya, Tokyo, 2005"--Title page verso.
Description: xxii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Contents: Preface to the English Version: The Politics of Gradualism Introduction Part I: Middle Way Gradualism in Taiwanese Minpon Thought 1. Rivalry between Democracy and Dictatorship: The Three Principles of the People and the Five Yuan Constitution 2. The Chinese Magna Carta: The May Fifth Draft Constitution and its 12 Amendments 3. Taisho Democracy and Taiwanese Minpon (The Primacy of the People) Thought 4. 'Party-State Dictatorship' and the Republic of China Constitution 5. Peaceful System Change and the Democratic Magna Carta 6. The Constitution and the Common People Part II: Taiwan: Civil Rights and Self-Determination 7. The Penghu Archipelago and Taiwanese Nationalism 8. Taiwanese Nationalism and Civil Determination Rights 9. Common Issues for Independence and Unification: An Interview with Yuan T. Lee 10. Bitter Taste of Freedom: Questions to Lee Teng-hui Postscript References Index
Other Titles: Jijûno Nigaiaji
Responsibility: Katutugu Yoshida ; edited and translated by Toshie Habu, Peter Hayes.
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