Books about Taiwan
An updated version of books in Taiwan can now be found at Taiwanderful. The new site at Taiwanderful contains more detailed information about various books. The information on this page is more of a simple list.
While many volumes have been written and published about China there is a great lack of books about Taiwan published in English. I have listed some titles of interest here. The books in this list include guidebooks, memoirs, history and literature.
You can buy many of the books listed directly from Amazon.com. Just click on the links to the Amazon.com page for the book.
The books have been arranged into categories for ease of navigation.
Lonely Planet Taiwan
Taiwan (National Geographic Traveler)
Culture Shock! Taiwan
Insight Guide: Taiwan
Taipei Insight City Guide
China by Bike: Taiwan, Hong Kong, China's East Coast (By
History and academic titles
Island in the Stream: A Quick Case Study of Taiwan's Complex
Taiwan: A Political History
A History of Taiwan in Comics
Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan
Is Taiwan Chinese?: The Impact of Culture, Power, and Migration on Changing Identities
Taiwan: The Struggles of a Democracy
Untying the Knot: Making Peace in the Taiwan Strait
Lee Teng-hui and Taiwan's Quest for Identity
Dangerous Strait: The U.S.-Taiwan-China Crisis
Taiwan in the Twentieth Century: A Retrospective View
Taiwan: A New History
Shattering the myths: Taiwanese identity and the legacy of KMT colonialism
Memoirs & biography
Four Years Without Socks
Vignettes of Taiwan
The Trumpeter of Bull Mountain
Counting Mantou: an
American in the Taiwanese army
Half Baked in Taiwan
A Thousand Moons on a Thousand Rivers
This book is part of the series Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan.
A Taipei Mutt
Up With the War God
Private Prayers and Public Parades
Reflections on Taipei
Books about Taiwan and China - Pinyin.info
Sample chapters and the full texts of several books are available here.
Library Online has online versions of several books about Taiwan. The
David's Guide to Taiwan
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