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  • Taiwan and the Waning Dream of Reunification

    Lowell Dittmer

    Chapter from the book: Dittmer, L. 2017. Taiwan and China: Fitful Embrace.


    China and Taiwan constitute one of the four nations divided by the Cold War. This division was intended to be only temporary, but became frozen into the bipolar Cold War structure. Yet reunification has been implanted into the vision of national self-realization in post-Liberation China and to some extent in Taiwan as well. Since the end of the Cold War mutual interest revived on both sides, but as the PRC overtook the island economically and militarily, the dream of reunification has begun to fade. This concluding chapter focuses on the question why.

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    Dittmer, L. 2017. Taiwan and the Waning Dream of Reunification. In: Dittmer, L (ed.), Taiwan and China. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.38.o

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    Published on Oct. 3, 2017