Taiwan in cross-Strait relations, 1987-2004

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dc.contributor.advisor Lin , Tse -min en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Trubowitz , Peter en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 174311696 en_US
dc.creator Kuan , Hung -chang en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008 -08 -28T23 :40 :13Z
dc.date.available 2008 -08 -28T23 :40 :13Z
dc.date.created 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008 -08 -28T23 :40 :13Z
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /3309
dc.description.abstract This dissertation investigates Taiwan's role in the twists and turns in its relationship with China from 1987 to 2004 . It employs the methods of both case studies and the VAR (vector autoregression ) time -series analysis to assess the impact of the following four factors on Taiwan's actions toward China : (1 ) the democratic transition in Taiwan , (2 ) Taiwan's electoral politics , (3 ) cross -Strait economic exchanges , and (4 ) U .S . Taiwan Policy . The research conclusions are as follows . First , President Lee Teng -hui's rational calculation in the late 1980s guided him to launch domestic political reforms while continuing former President Chiang Chingkuo's liberalization of Taiwan's China policy . Consequently , Taiwan's democratic transition was accompanied by the appearance of a peaceful policy toward China . Second , in order to win votes from the electorate , which increasingly embraced a Taiwanese identity after the mid -1990s , Taiwanese politicians tended to launch aggressive electoral campaigns against China . Accordingly , domestic elections turned out to be a conducive factor for Taiwan's conflictual actions toward China . Third , politicians' electoral consideration also overrode Taiwanese businessmen's preference for crossStrait stability . As a result , cross -Strait economic interdependence was unable to restrain Taiwan from taking aggressive policies toward China . Fourth , because Taiwanese politicians tended not to give in to U .S . pressures during Taiwan's elections , the U .S . could not successfully stop Taiwan's provocative actions toward China as elections neared in Taiwan . It was only when Taiwanese leaders sought to strengthen U .S . -Taiwan relations after election seasons ended that the U .S . could induce Taiwan to act cooperatively toward China . en_US
dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.rights Copyright © is held by the author . Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries , The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works . en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Taiwan - -Foreign relations - -China en_US
dc.subject.lcsh China - -Foreign relations - -Taiwan en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Taiwan - -Politics and government - -1975 - en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Taiwan - -Foreign economic relations - -China en_US
dc.subject.lcsh China - -Foreign economic relations - -Taiwan en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Elections - -Taiwan en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Taiwan - -Economic policy - -1975 - en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Democratization - -Taiwan en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Taiwan - -Foreign relations - -United States en_US
dc.subject.lcsh United States - -Foreign relations - -Taiwan en_US
dc.title Taiwan in cross -Strait relations , 1987 -2004 en_US
dc.description.department Government en_US
dc.identifier.recnum b68900636 en_US
dc.type.genre Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Government en_US
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Texas at Austin en_US
thesis.degree.department Government en_US


Taiwan in cross-Strait relations, 1987-2004. Doctoral dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 /3309 .

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