By S. Long

Taiwan has been defined as a ticking time bomb. For all of the fratricidal strife that has scarred chinese language politics considering 1949, Peking's leaders have by no means wavered from their dedication to reunification with Taiwan. There, 20 million humans have witnessed one of many nice financial miracles of the post-war period. yet their executive is based on a structure that says legitimacy over all of China. during this provocative examine, Simon lengthy seems on the ancient history to China's declare to sovereignty, and on the roots of Taiwan's monetary triumphs.

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