Taiwan Studies Archive

This section presents a non-exhaustive collection of academic works (articles, books, essays, multimedia productions, etc.) on the theme of Taiwan studies. It offers an overview of recent works by researchers and students.

Agents of Taiwan-China Unification? The Political Roles of Taiwanese Business People in the Process of Cross-Strait Integration

Keng Shu, Schubert Gunther.

Asian Survey,Vol. 50 No. 2, March/April 2010, 2010, pp. 287-310.

Abstract (English) :

The political roles of Taiwanese business people (taishang) in cross-strait relations have been increasingly noteworthy under Hu Jintao’s policy of “counting on the Taiwanese people.” But contrary to widely accepted allegations, this paper argues that attempts by China to use Taiwanese business people as a means to gain political leverage over Taiwan will probably not pan out as a successful strategy.

Mots-clés :

China, Taiwan, cross-strait integration, taishang

Texte intégral :

http://as.ucpress.edu/content/50/2/287

English