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By J. Bruce Jacobs

Taiwan--together with India, Japan and South Korea--is one in all purely 4 consolidated Asian democracies. Democratizing Taiwan offers the main complete research of Taiwan's peaceable democratization together with its previous violent authoritarian studies, management either inside of and out of doors govt, well known protest and elections, and constitutional interpretation and amendments. utilizing broad box study together with the behavior of many interviews with govt and celebration leaders, newshounds, teachers and a large choice of voters over a long time in addition to huge examine into files, newspapers and educational study, Professor Jacobs offers many new insights into Taiwan's democratization. He additionally analyses parts within which Taiwan maintains to stand problems.

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E.  174–185.  10. The text of this Declaration appears in Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, Statement on our National Fate (December 29, 1971, accessed October 3, 2009); available from http://www. htm.  187. htm. ” In addition, we have explored some ten factors from the authoritarian periods that have contributed to Taiwan’s democratization. In the next chapter, we explore the “colonial” dictatorships of both the Japanese and the KMT in order to gain some understanding of these precedents. the japanese and kuomintang colonial regimes 19 Chapter two The Japanese and Kuomintang Colonial Regimes Many Taiwanese scholars have come to the view that the history of Taiwan is a history of colonial rule by outsiders.

In addition, we have explored some ten factors from the authoritarian periods that have contributed to Taiwan’s democratization. In the next chapter, we explore the “colonial” dictatorships of both the Japanese and the KMT in order to gain some understanding of these precedents. the japanese and kuomintang colonial regimes 19 Chapter two The Japanese and Kuomintang Colonial Regimes Many Taiwanese scholars have come to the view that the history of Taiwan is a history of colonial rule by outsiders.

The literature on the February 28 Uprising has become large. The best book in English remains the eyewitness account of George H. 57 On the evening of February 27, a young widow with her two children sold cigarettes in Taipei. At this time, the Monopoly Bureau controlled the selling of cigarettes and Monopoly Bureau agents came and seized her cigarettes. When she protested, they pistol-whipped her. An angry crowd moved in and, firing their guns, the agents fled to a police station. One person died as a result of the shooting.

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