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Author Zhang, Wei-bin
Title Taiwan's Modernization : Americanization and Modernizing Confucian Manifestations
Imprint Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2003
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Taiwan's Economic Miracle and Rapid Democratization -- 1.2 Common Patterns of Industrialization in the Confucian Regions -- 1.3 The Principles of Confucianism -- 1.4 Modernizing Manifestations of Confucianism -- 2 History Before 1945 -- 2.1 Taiwan Under the Dutch -- 2.2 The Ch'ing Dynasty -- 2.3 Taiwan Under the Manchus -- 2.3 Taiwan Under Japanese Colonial Rule -- 2.4 Taiwan was Returned to the Chinese on October 25 1945 -- 3 Government and Democratization -- 3.1 The Confucian Ideal Government: The Government for the People -- 3.2 Sun Yat-sen's Three Principles of the People -- 3.3 The KMT on Taiwan Before 1950 -- 3.4 Consolidation of Power in the 1950s and 1960s -- 3.5 Limited Liberalization in the 1970s -- 3.6 Democratization in the 1980s -- 3.7 Consolidation of Democracy Since 1990 -- 3.8 Taiwan's Relations with the PRC -- 4 Education Science and Technology -- 4.1 Education in the Colonial Time -- 4.2 Education in Taiwan -- 4.3 Mandarin Versus Taiwanese Language -- 4.4 Science and Technology (S&T) and the Government Policy -- 4.5 Taiwanese Computer Industry Competes in the Global Market -- 4.6 Taiwan's Economic Growth and Human Capital Growth -- 5 The Economic Miracle -- 5.1 The Economic Miracle -- 5.2 Economic Growth with Government Intervention -- 5.2.1 Import substitution 1950-1960 -- 5.2.2 Export substitution 1960-1973 -- 5.2.3 Secondary import substitution 1973-1981 -- 5.2.4 High technology and innovation since 1980 -- 5.3 Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) -- 5.4 Economic Structural Transformation -- 5.5 Trade Dynamics -- 5.6 Economic Linkages Between Taiwan and Mainland China -- 5.7 Income Distribution and Social Welfare -- 5.8 Poverty in Taiwan -- 5.9 Economic Consequences of Social Welfare -- 6 Uncertain Future
6.1 Sustainable Economic Development or a Paper Tiger? -- 6.2 Political Flexibility and Respect for Law -- 6.3 Taiwan and the Mainland -- 6.4 Being Oneself Being Taiwanese Being Chinese -- Bibliography -- Index
This book is part of a broad examination of Confucianism and its implications for modernization of the Confucian regions (covering mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, and Singapore). It is mainly concerned with the industrialization and modernization of Taiwan. To help readers understand the process of modernization, the book provides an introduction to the history of Taiwan and to Confucianism and its modern implications. As far as social and economic principles are concerned, Taiwan's modernization is, according to the author, characterized by Americanization and modernizing Confucian manifestations. The book demonstrates that Taiwan has actually provided an important case study not only for the capitalist spirit of overseas Chinese, but also for possible implications of Confucianism for modernization. The unique character of this book is that in explaining Taiwan's modernization, it deals not only with economic and social issues, but also examines the philosophical foundations, an endeavor which no other author has systematically made before. Contents: History Before 1945; Government and Democratization; Education, Science, and Technology; The Economic Miracle; Uncertain Future. Readership: Researchers and graduates interested in Taiwan's history, industrialization and democratization, as well as the modernization of the Chinese
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Zhang, Wei-bin Taiwan's Modernization: Americanization And Modernizing Confucian Manifestations Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company,c2003 9789812383518
Subject Confucianism and state -- Taiwan.;Taiwan -- Economic policy -- 1945-;Taiwan -- Politics and government -- 1945-
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