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Historical dictionary of Taiwan (Republic of China) /
John F. Copper.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2000.
description
xliv, 269 pages ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0810836653, 9780810836655
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2000.
isbn
0810836653
9780810836655
contents note
The Dictionary -- General Works -- Geography -- History -- Culture -- Society -- Education -- Economics -- Politics -- Military and Security -- Foreign Policy.
general note
Revised edition of: Historical dictionary of Taiwan. 1993.
abstract
Contains a brief chronology of important events in Taiwan's history; a more detailed historical introduction (36 pages); the body of the dictionary itself; and a lengthy bibliography (60 pages), which is divided into general works, geography, history, culture, society, education, economics, politics, military and security, and foreign policy.
catalogue key
3569136
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-267) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
John F. Copper is the Stanley J. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Copper received his B.A. degree from the University of Nebraska, his M.A. from the University of Hawaii, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of South Carolina. He also studied at the University of California, Berkeley and at Taiwan Normal University in Taipei. He is the recipient of the 1997 International Communications Award.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2000-09-01:
With about 100 pages more than the prior edition, also by Copper (1993), this version contains significantly updated information for most of the original entries. For instance, the entry on "228," which refers to the incident of 29 February 1947, encompasses the recent public apology by President Lee Teng-hui (1995) and the national holiday proclaimed in 1997. This edition has new entries on topics such as Macclesfield Bank and three other groups of islands in the South China Sea that are claimed by the Taiwanese government. The scope has been extended to cover geographically distant areas under some form of Republic of China military jurisdiction, and a new appendix covers 1998 statistical data. Although well written and carefully edited, this work has some mistakes; e.g., on page 77, the romanized form of the Chinese name for "Democratic Socialist Party" is confused with the party now in power, "Democratic Progress Party." A timely update, recommended for public and academic libraries. W. S. Wong; University of California, Irvine
Reviews
Review Quotes
It is a useful addition to any library's reference collection on international affairs.
Provides detailed information on places, events, and people in Taiwan, and explains the importance of each in terms of Taiwan's identity as nation or alternatively its ties to China.
... a good balance of historical interpretations, definitions, biographies, and facts and figures that one will find highly useful...In summary, this is a dictionary that is informative and useful, not only to historians, but to scholars in relevant fields of political science, economics, and law.
A timely update, recommended for public and academic libraries.
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Choice, September 2000
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This work offers an explanation for important events along with an insight into the people and places that helped launch Taiwan's global presence. The chronology helps frame the history of Taiwan while the introduction ties the entries together.
Main Description
Provides detailed information on places, events, and people in Taiwan and explains the importance of each while relating most of Taiwan's identity as a nation or alternatively its ties to China. The information contained in this book also links Taiwan's history, society, economic growth, and politics, to its status and importance in the world community.
Long Description
Provides detailed information on places, events, and people in Taiwan and explains the importance of each while relating most of Taiwan's identity as a nation or alternatively its ties to China. The information contained in this book also links Taiwan's history, society, economic growth, and politics to its status and importance in the world community. Contains a comprehensive chronology of events and an exhaustive bibliography.
Table of Contents
Mapp. viii
Editor's Forewordp. ix
Abbreviations and Acronymsp. xi
Note on Chinese Termsp. xiii
Chronology of Important Eventsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
The Dictionaryp. 37
Appendix Ip. 201
Appendix IIp. 203
Bibliographyp. 209
General Worksp. 209
Geographyp. 212
Historyp. 212
Culturep. 215
Societyp. 219
Educationp. 226
Economicsp. 227
Politicsp. 241
Military and Securityp. 251
Foreign Policyp. 255
About the Authorp. 269
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