"Trying to understand the history of the China-Taiwan-US triangle is like getting through a maze. The issues are complex. Each government has its own particular policy framework. And thereï¿½s a bewildering lexicon of terms. For the best guidebook through the maze, read Steve Goldsteinï¿½s China and Taiwan."
Richard C. Bush, Brookings
"In a highly readable narrative, Steven Goldstein provides rare insights not only into current Taiwan society and cross-Strait relations but also the critical underlying historical background. No other source covers that ground so comprehensively yet so accessibly. China and Taiwan is required reading for anyone seeking to understand the challenges and opportunities ahead."
Alan Romberg, The Stimson Center
About the Author
Steven Goldstein is Sophia Smith Professor of Government at Smith College. He is also the director of the Taiwan Studies Workshop at Harvard University and has been a visiting faculty member at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Columbia University. In the spring of 2012 he was Van Beuren Chair Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Naval War College.