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Looking North, Looking South: China, Taiwan, and the South Pacific ed. by Anne-Marie Brady, and: Taiwan’s Politics in the Twenty-first Century: Changes and Challenges ed. by Wei-chin Lee, and: Politicized Society: The Long Shadow of Taiwan’s One-Party Legacy by Mikael Mattlin (review)

Looking North, Looking South: China, Taiwan, and the South Pacific ed. by Anne-Marie Brady, and:... Responses & Replies Anne-Marie Brady, editor. Looking North, Looking South: China, Taiwan, and the South Pacific. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing, 2010. xvi, 298 pp. Hardcover $94.00, isbn 978-981-4304-38-2. Wei-chin Lee, editor. Taiwan's Politics in the Twenty-first Century: Changes and Challenges. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing, 2010. xiv, 294 pp. Hardcover $74.00, isbn 978-981-4289-08-5. Mikael Mattlin. Politicized Society: The Long Shadow of Taiwan's One-Party Legacy. Copenhagen: NIAS (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies) Press, 2011. xx, 304 pp. Paperback $32.00, isbn 978-87-7694-062-1. Hardcover $90.00, isbn 978-87-7694-061-4. These three books vary considerably, both in content and in quality. Though disparate, the topic of Taiwan's politics more or less brings them together, especially if we include Taiwan's relations with China, the United States, and other countries within that rubric. The best book of the three, especially in terms of its uniqueness, is Looking North, Looking South, edited by Anne-Marie Brady. The book's main focus is China's entry into the South Pacific region, a facet of which is China's competition with Taiwan. The book's chapters consider many other aspects as well. It gets off to a bad start with a common stereotype: "China is on the rise." Therefore, "Taiwan (still formally known http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Looking North, Looking South: China, Taiwan, and the South Pacific ed. by Anne-Marie Brady, and: Taiwan’s Politics in the Twenty-first Century: Changes and Challenges ed. by Wei-chin Lee, and: Politicized Society: The Long Shadow of Taiwan’s One-Party Legacy by Mikael Mattlin (review)

China Review International , Volume 19 (3) – Apr 15, 2012

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Responses & Replies Anne-Marie Brady, editor. Looking North, Looking South: China, Taiwan, and the South Pacific. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing, 2010. xvi, 298 pp. Hardcover $94.00, isbn 978-981-4304-38-2. Wei-chin Lee, editor. Taiwan's Politics in the Twenty-first Century: Changes and Challenges. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific Publishing, 2010. xiv, 294 pp. Hardcover $74.00, isbn 978-981-4289-08-5. Mikael Mattlin. Politicized Society: The Long Shadow of Taiwan's One-Party Legacy. Copenhagen: NIAS (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies) Press, 2011. xx, 304 pp. Paperback $32.00, isbn 978-87-7694-062-1. Hardcover $90.00, isbn 978-87-7694-061-4. These three books vary considerably, both in content and in quality. Though disparate, the topic of Taiwan's politics more or less brings them together, especially if we include Taiwan's relations with China, the United States, and other countries within that rubric. The best book of the three, especially in terms of its uniqueness, is Looking North, Looking South, edited by Anne-Marie Brady. The book's main focus is China's entry into the South Pacific region, a facet of which is China's competition with Taiwan. The book's chapters consider many other aspects as well. It gets off to a bad start with a common stereotype: "China is on the rise." Therefore, "Taiwan (still formally known

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