The global implications of recent changes in Taiwan and Mainland China
Contemporary China and the Changing International Community evaluates the global impact of recent political, economic, and foreign relations developments in both the Republic of China and Mainland China. Focusing first on the ROC, Chinese studies specialists assess Taiwan's constitutional reforms, its role in a global economy, its potential for leadership in the international community, and its relationship with Mainland China. The contributors then analyze Mainland China's resistance to political modernization and the state of the country's foreign affairs following communism's collapse in Eastern Europe. Finally, they consider the trend toward economic regionalism and its implications for Asian trade.
Bin-jaw Lin is director of the Institute of International Relations at the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan, and co-editor of Forces for Change in Contemporary China.
James T. Myers is professor of government and international studies at the University of South Carolina and co-editor of Forces for Change in Contemporary China.