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Comprising 60.3 percent of the world's 7.2 billion population, Asia is an enigma to many in the West. Hugely dynamic in its demographic, economic, technological and financial development, its changes are as rapid as they are diverse. The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy provides the reader with a clear, balanced and comprehensive overview on Asia's foreign policy and accompanying theoretical trends. Placing the diverse and dynamic substance of Asia's international relations first, and bringing together an authoritative assembly of contributors from across the world, this is a reliable introduction to non-Western intellectual traditions in Asia. VOLUME 1: PART 1: Theories; PART 2: Themes; PART 3: Transnational Politics; PART 4: Domestic Politics; PART 5; Transnational Economics. VOLUME 2: PART 6: Foreign Policies of Asian States; Part 6a: East Asia; Part 6b: Southeast Asia; Part 6c: South & Central Asia; Part 7: Offshore Actors; Part 8: Bilateral Issues; Part 9: Comparison of Asian Sub-Regions.

Taiwan's Foreign Policy: Evolution, Challenges and Opportunities
Taiwan's foreign policy: evolution, challenges and opportunities
Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao Alan Hao Yang Liang-Chi Russell Hsiao
Introduction: Paradigm Shift of Taiwan's Foreign Policy

Since the Second World War (1939–1945), Taiwan's foreign policy has been constrained by an international environment shaped by great power politics. When the Kuomintang (KMT) government relocated to Taiwan, cross-Strait relations was the only focus of decision-makers and became the key driver for Taiwan's foreign policy. This triggered a longstanding diplomatic competition between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan, in which the former remains a ...

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