This work, written by an expert in the politics of Mainland China and Taiwan, looks at the role the Constitution of the Republic of China has played in the development of Taiwan since 1949 and its potential influence on the People's Republic of China.The Chinese Communists conducted the first long march for the sake of the majority of Chinese people, with the victory of MAO Zedong. In the second long march, CHIANG Kai-shek and his successors tried to convert the Chinese mailand from a Communist, totalitarian system, into a democratic, prosperous one by relying on the spirit of the Republic of China (ROC) constitution and by setting itself as a good example, in gradually guaranteeing freedom and democracy. Needless to say, this march is long and difficult. Struggling Against The Chinese Communists under the Republic of China Constitution challenges other models and theories on the study of the relationship between the ROC (Taiwan area) and mainland China or the People's Republic of China (PRC) since China became politically (as opposed to legally) divided in December 1949. Arguably, it is the ROC Constitution that has helped ROC citizens to live in a non-Communist or anti-Communist political system. Actively promoting democracy and freedom on the Chinese mainland (neidi) can further guarantee the Taiwan area's survival.The book provides valuable scholarship of interest to anyone researching the political history of China and its prospects for democratization.
|Publication date:||1st May 2009|
|Author:||Peter Kien-hong Yu, Richard H. Yang|
|Publisher:||Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Categories:||Constitutional & administrative law, Comparative politics, International relations, Political science & theory,|
Peter Kien-hong YU (Ph.D., New York University, October 1983) is Professor of Political Science/International Relations at Ming Chuan University (MCU), Taiwan, Republic of China (ROC). Since August 2003, he has been teaching courses related to International Governance, International Regimes, Ecoholism, Dialectical Politics between Taiwan and Mainland China, etc. In April 2007, he became the Director of the One-dot Center for the Study of International Governance, Regimes, and Globalization. From October 1983 to July 2003, he worked in various capacities, such as the Dean of Research and Development, professor at the National Sun Yat-sen University, senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore, ...More About Peter Kien-hong Yu, Richard H. Yang