Over the past 30+ years, Taiwan has evolved from an inward-looking one-party state to a vibrant, multi-party democracy. This book is the first of three covering Taiwan's gradual evolution from a one-party state to the democracy it is today, as seen through the eyes of a foreigner and Taiwan citizen resident in Taiwan for over 30 years. It covers both social and political changes, and provides insight into present-day political circumstances as well as political party-criminal organisation connections, among other things. The book provides a unique perspective on the political and social changes that have taken place in Taiwan not available elsewhere, and is also useful as a reference with respect to countries coming out of isolation such as North Korea, or for the multi-party political reform and democratisation process which will inevitably take place in China and the other few remaining one-party states in the coming years.
The Taiwan Experience
About The Author
I’m a naturalised ROC (Taiwan) citizen born and bred in the UK, and resident in Taiwan for 30 years. I arrived in Taiwan in January 1986, as a young, shoestring backpacker travelling around the world, and ended up staying, and eventually taking nationality. Being a traveller has allowed me to make better comparisons and evaluations of the changes that have taken place in Taiwan than someone with experience of living only in one other country.
I am an ROC (Taiwan) citizen, born and bred in the UK. I began travelling in 1981 and soon found I didn’t want to go home. I used to write a... more