IJTS special isseu: Taiwan's Public Diplomacy and WHA

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It is our pleasure to keep you informed that the International Journal of Taiwan Studies 3.1 (March 2020) is now available online:

This issue includes a topical section (guest edited by Professor Gary D. Rawnsley) on "Taiwan, Public Diplomacy, and World Health Assembly"

IJTS 3.1 Table of Content: Editorial (Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley)

Topical Section: “Taiwan’s Public Diplomacy and World Health Assembly (WHA)” • Introduction (Guest editor: Gary D. Rawnsley)  • Taiwan and the World Health Assembly/World Health Organization: Perspectives from Health Services and Research (Yen-fu Chen) • The Beijing Perspective: The Political and Diplomatic Context for Taiwan and the World Health Assembly (Kerry Brown)  • The Recognition Imperative behind Taiwan’s Public Diplomacy: A Critical Study of Taiwan’s Efforts to join the World Health Assembly (Colin Alexander) • Indigenous Peoples as Nonstate Diplomatic Actors in the Public/Cultural Diplomacy of Taiwan: A Case Study of Dispossessions: Performative Encounter(s) of Taiwanese Indigenous Contemporary Art (Carla Figueira)

Research Articles: • Taiwan and Itu Aba (Taiping): Creating An ‘Island for All’ in the South China Sea (Leonard Hammer)  • The Psalmanazar affair and the birth of Taiwan studies in Europe: A reassessment of the historic hoax (Hung-yi Chien)

Reports • Destabilising Empires from the Margin: Report of the 25th North American Taiwan Studies Association Annual Conference, Seattle, 16–18 May 2019 (Szu-yun Hsu & Agnes Ling-yu Hsiao)  • Lessons from the Taiwan Syllabus Project: Findings and New Directions (Ta-yang Hsieh & John Chung-en Liu)

Review Essay • Online Platforms on Taiwan: A General Review (Ketty Chen)

Book Reviews • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan, ed. by Gunter Schubert (Hardina Ohlendorf)  • Government and Politics in Taiwan, written by Dafydd Fell (Parmeet Kajal)  • The Hybridity of Buddhism: Contemporary Encounters between Tibetan and Chinese Traditions in Taiwan and the Mainland, ed. by Fabienne Jagou (Scott Pacey)  • Politicized Society: Taiwan's Struggle with Its One-Party Past, written by Mikael Mattlin (Bart Dessein)  • A New Era in Democratic Taiwan: Trajectories and Turning Points in Politics and Cross-strait Relations, eds by Jonathan Sullivan and Chun-yi Lee (Beatrice Zani)• Social Movements in Taiwan’s Democratic Transition: Linking Activists to the Changing Political Environment, written by Yun Fan (Emily Cardinali)

We hope you'll enjoy reading and sharing IJTS 3.1.

Yours sincerely, Editor in Chief: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley (European Association of Taiwan Studies) Executive Editorial Board: Lung-chih Chang (Academia Sinica) Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang (University of Texas at Austin) Kuei-fen Chiu (National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan) Dafydd Fell (SOAS, University of London) Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao (Academia Sinica & Organising Committee of the World Congress of Taiwan) Gunter Schubert (Tübingen University)

Book Review Editor: Gary D. Rawnsley (University of Nottingham Ningbo China) International Journal of Taiwan Studies Editorial Office Address: Centre of Taiwan Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, WC1H 0XG, UK Email: Website:


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