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Why Taiwan matters : small island, global powerhouse

Author: Shelley Rigger
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman and Littlefield, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Updated editionView all editions and formats
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Now in an updated paperback edition, Why Taiwan Matters offers a comprehensive but compact introduction to a country that exercises a role in the world far greater than its tiny size would indicate. Leading expert Shelley Rigger explains how Taiwan became such a key global player, highlighting economic and political breakthroughs so impressive they have been called ""miracles."" She links these accomplishments to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rigger, Shelley.
Why Taiwan Matters : Small Island, Global Powerhouse.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley Rigger
ISBN: 9781442230026 1442230029
OCLC Number: 868971064
Description: 1 online resource (239 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface; Chapter 01. The World's Tallest Building; Chapter 02. Building Taiwan; Chapter 03. From Farmers to Manufacturers; Chapter 04. From "Free China" to Democratic Taiwan; Chapter 05. "America Is Boring at Night"; Chapter 06. "An Opportunity Full of Threats"; Chapter 07. Making Peace with the China Inside and the China Outside; Chaper 08. The International Birdcage; Chapter 09. Why Taiwan Matters to America and the World; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Responsibility: Shelley Rigger.

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Now in an updated paperback edition, Why Taiwan Matters offers a comprehensive but compact introduction to a country that exercises a role in the world far greater than its tiny size would indicate. Leading expert Shelley Rigger explains how Taiwan became such a key global player, highlighting economic and political breakthroughs so impressive they have been called ""miracles."" She links these accomplishments to Taiwan's determined society, vibrant culture, and unique history. Drawing on arts, economics, politics, and internat.

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Many books have recounted Taiwan's economic and political 'miracles,' and readers may wonder why they should be interested in another. Rigger gives two answers: Taiwan is inherently of interest Read more...

 
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