Taiwan's Political Re-Alignment and Diplomatic Challenges

  • Wei-chin Lee

Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Democracy and New Political Landscape

  3. The China Factor and Taiwan’s Cross-Strait Dilemma

  4. Taiwan’s International Way-out

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 323-330

About this book


This edited volume investigates and evaluates the context, causes, and consequences of various essential issues in Taiwanese domestic politics and external relations before and after the regime change in 2016.  It offers theoretical interpretation and temporal delineation of recent electoral shifts, party realignment, identity reformulation, and subsequent foreign policy adaptation in the 2010s. Contributors address these issues in three sections—“Democracy and New Political Landscape,” “The China Factor and Cross-Strait Dilemma,” and “Taiwan’s International Way-out”—to advance conclusions about Taiwan’s political transformation from both comparative and international perspectives. 

Wei-chin Lee is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University, USA. 


Taiwan China Japan Elections Democracy US Taiwan-China Relations Southeast Asia U.S. Security

Editors and affiliations

  • Wei-chin Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Politics and International AffairsWake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, NCUSA

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