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Fragments of an Unfinished War: Taiwanese Entrepreneurs and the Partition of China

Françoise Mengin


The Republic of China that retreated to Taiwan in 1949 maintains its de facto, if not de jure, independence. Yet Beijing has consistently refused to abandon the idea of reunifying Taiwan with China. As well as growing military pressure, the PRC’s irredentist policy is premised on encouraging cross-Strait economic integration. Responding to preferential measures, Taiwanese business people (Taishang) have invested massively in China and relocated their businesses there. Fragments of a nation torn apart by contradictory claims, these entrepreneurs are vectors of a new form of unification imposed ... More

Keywords: cross-Strait relations, de-politicization, entrepreneurs, Partition of China, Republic of China, sociology, sovereignty, Taishang, Taiwan, transnational relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190264055
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264055.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Françoise Mengin, author