Power, Interests, and Internal Factors

A Neoclassical Realist Perspective on the Taiwan Issue

  • Xiaochuan Sang

About this book


This book frames the contentious political disputes surrounding Taiwan within the perspective of neorealist political theory. Analyzing the motives and relative importance that the actors involved bring to bear, Dr. Sang offers a timely intervention and a much-needed reality check on the role that Taiwan plays  in structuring US-China-Japan trilateral relations—an issue that will dominate the years to come. This book will be of value to scholars, policymakers, and all those concerned with the future of Taiwan.

Xiaochuan Sang holds a PhD from Ghent University. His research focuses on issues relating to sovereignty, history, and political theory in East Asian nation-state formation.


Cross-Strait Relations Rising China Sovereignty Political Theory Neoclassical Realism

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  • Xiaochuan Sang
    • 1
  1. 1.Independent ResearcherNanjingChina

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