Democratization in Taiwan

Implications for China

  • Steve Tsang
  • Tien Hung-mao

Part of the St Antony’s book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Tien Hung-mao, Cheng Tun-jen
    Pages 23-48
  3. Liu I-chou
    Pages 67-84
  4. Huang Teh-fu, Yu Ching-hsin
    Pages 85-100
  5. Shiau Chyuan-jenq
    Pages 101-115
  6. Françoise Mengin
    Pages 116-129
  7. Christopher R. Hughes
    Pages 130-147
  8. Chu Yun-han
    Pages 148-167
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 186-191

About this book


Democratization in Taiwan in the last decade raises the question whether a similar process can happen in China, and dispels the old conception that democratization is incompatible with the Chinese/Confucian tradition. This volume examines the nature of and the dynamics in the democratization of a Leninist style party-state in Taiwan and its implications for China - still governed under a Leninist system. It also assesses the process of democratic consolidation and the political, military and diplomatic reality which constrains democratization in Taiwan.


democracy democratization politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Steve Tsang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tien Hung-mao
    • 3
  1. 1.Asian Studies CentreUK
  2. 2.St Antony’s CollegeOxfordUK
  3. 3.Institute for National Policy ResearchTaiwan, R.O.C.

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