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Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations in an Era of Technological Change

Security, Economic and Cultural Dimensions

  • Paul Irwin Crookes
  • Jan Knoerich

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

About this book


This book explores how technological change is influencing the dynamics of relations between mainland China and Taiwan. Using the latest research, it examines the acceleration of technology-led and how it shapes three key dimensions of the cross-Strait relationship: the overarching security context; the economic context; and the cultural context.


Politics Asia China Taiwan International Relations Technology Economics Globalization battle culture cyberspace desegregation dynamics economic integration innovation integration politics research technological change technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Irwin Crookes
    • 1
  • Jan Knoerich
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Interdisciplinary Area StudiesUniversity of OxfordUK
  2. 2.Lau China InstituteKing’s College LondonUK

About the editors

Kelvin Cheung, Institute of Education, Hong Kong Jens Damm, Tübingen University, Germany Elisabeth Forster, University of Oxford, UK Elizabeth Freund Larus, University of Mary Washington, USA Steven M. Goldstein, Harvard University, USA Shelley Rigger, Political Science at Davidson College, North Carolina, USA Fang-long Shih, London School of Economics, UK Ching-Jung Tsai, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

Bibliographic information


'Cross-strait relations are clearly a multi-dimensional phenomenon, but prior to this book, rarely did one volume address the political, economic and cultural aspects of cross-strait relations adequately, let alone with the depth found across the chapters of Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations in an Era of Technological Change.' Douglas B. Fuller, Professor, School of Management, Zhejiang University, China

'The editors are to be commended for expertly marshalling a remarkably wide range of expertise in a way that throws fresh light on many of the most pressing issues shaping cross-Strait relations in the early 21st century. The key to the book's success lies in its path-breaking and provocative use of technology as a prism through which to view security, economic and cultural challenges that are at the heart of the dynamic of cross-Strait ties.' Robert Ash, Professor of Economics with reference to China and Taiwan, SOAS, University of London, UK