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.
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