Research Material on Taiwan Independence Movement
Books In English
1. Ballantine, Joseph W
Formosa, a problem for United States foreign policy. Washington:
Brookings Institution, 1952.
A historical study on the subject of American foreign policy toward
2. Bate, H. Maclear
Report from Formosa. New York: Dutton, 1952.
Provides a historical background for the study of Taiwanese history.
3. Chen, Lung-chu
Formosa, China and the United Nations; Formosa in the world
community/ Lung-chu Chen and Harold D. Lasswell. New York: St.
4. Cohen, Marc J
Taiwanese at the crossroads; human rights, political development
and social change on the beautiful island. Washington: Asia
Resource Center, 1988.
5. Cooper, John F.
A quiet revolution: political development in the Republic of China.
Washington: Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1988.
6. Formosa today
Edited by Mark Mancell. New York: F. Praeger, 1964.
Contributors include Shinkichi Eto, Akira Iriye, Ong Joktik, Maurice
7. The future of Taiwan: a difference of opinion.
Edited by Victor H. Li. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1980.
Explores the nature and complexity of the Taiwan problem.
8. Kerr, George H
a. Formosa betrayed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965.
A historical work on the history of Taiwan during the post-World War
b. Formosa: licensed revolution and the home rule movement, 1895-1945.
Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii, 1974.
c. The Taiwan confrontation crisis. Washington: Formosan Association
for Public Affairs, 1985.
9. Hsu, Chung Y.
The 1991 National Assembly election in Taiwan/ Chung Y. Hsu and
Parris Chang. Chicago: North America Taiwanese Professors'
10. Kiang, Clyde
The Hakka Odyssey & their Taiwan homeland. Elgin, PA: Allegheny
A portion deals with democracy and independence movement in Taiwan
from Hakka Taiwanese viewpoints.
11. Let Taiwan be Taiwan: documents on the international status of
Taiwan. Edited with analysis and commentary by Marc J. Cohen and
Emma Teng. Washington: Center for Taiwanese International
12. Mendel, Douglas
The politics of Formosan nationalism. Berkeley: University of
California Press, 1970.
13. Murray, Stephen O
Taiwanese culture, Taiwanese society: a critical review of social
science research done on Taiwan/ Stephen O. Murray and Keelung
Hong. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1994.
14. The other Taiwan: 1945 to the present. Edited by Murray A.
Rubinstein. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1993.
15. Peng, Ming-min
A taste of freedom: memoirs of a Formosan independence leader.
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1972.
16. Shi, Mei (Su Bing)
Taiwan's 400 year history. Washington: Taiwanese Cultural
Grassroots Association, 1986.
17. Wachman, Alan M
Taiwan: national identity and democratization. New York:
M.E. Sharpe, 1994.
Books In Japanese
Taiwan, yon-hyakunen no rekishi to tenbo. (Taiwan, four hundred
years: its history and prospect). Tokyo: Chuyo Koron-sha, 1994.
Nihon tochi ka no Taiwan. (Formosa under the Japanese rule:
resistance and suppression). Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press,
Taiwan no meiun. (The destiny of Taiwan). Tokyo: Misuzu,1961.
Liao, Thomas W. I.
Formosanism: Taiwan minhonshugi. (Formosanism: the democracy of
Taiwan). Tokyo: Taiwan Minbo-sha, 1956.
Taiwan kyowakoku dokuritsu no shinario: Nihonjin ni shitte hoshi.
(The scenario of the independence of Taiwan Republic: for Japanese
to know). Tokyo: Hamano, 1995.
Shirarezaru Taiwan. (The unknown Taiwan). Tokyo: Sanseido, 1970.
Taiwan dokuritsu o uttaeru. (An appeal for Taiwan Independence).
Tokyo: Taiwan Shinbun-sha, 1968.
Ng, Yuzin Chiautong
Taiwan minshukoku no kenkyu: Taiwan dokuritsu undoshi no ichi
dansho. (A study on the Repulic of Formosa: a chapter in the
history of the Taiwan Independence Movement). Tokyo: University
of Tokyo Press, 1970.
Taiwan: kumonsuru sono rekishi. (Taiwan, the history in agony).
Tokyo: Kobundo, 1970. Latest, revised edition and Chinese version
Taiwanjin yon-hyakunen shi. (The four hundred years of the Taiwanese).
Tokyo: Otowa, 1962. Latest, revised edition and Chinese version
The above bibliography was compiled by Clyde Kiang. Thanks!
Please note that some titles are available from:
World United Formosans for Independence
Mannen Bldg. 8-24 Tomihisacho
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162
Fax in Tokyo: (03)3359-8475
Clyde Kiang (email@example.com)
California University of Pennsylvania
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