CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Bouvard, Marguerite Guzmán. "Annette Lu Hsien-lien (interview)," in her Women Reshaping Human Rights (Wilmington DE: Scholarly Resources, 1996), pp. 41-64. Feminist & human rights activist.
Buruma, Ian. "Asia world," NY Review of Books (6/12/03):54-57. Reflections on theme parks & authoritarianism in contemporary East Asia.
Chen Tsu-yu. "The development of the coal mining industry in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial occupation, 1895-1945," in Miller, Latham & O'Flynn (eds.) Studies in the Economic History of the Pacific Rim (London, 1998), pp.181-96.
Eskildsen, Robert. "Of civilization & savages: the mimetic imperialism of Japan's 1874 expedition to Taiwan," American Historical Review 107,2 (4/02):388-417.
Lamley, Harry J. "Taiwan under Japanese colonial rule, 1895-1945: the vicissitudes of colonialism," in M.A. Rubinstein (ed.) Taiwan: A New History (Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 1999), pp. 201-60.
Wynn, Sam. "The Taiwanese 'economic miracle'," Monthly Review 33,11 (4/82):30-40.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Barclay, George W. Colonial Development & Population in Taiwan (Princeton: Princeton, 1954).
Barnett, A. Doak. The FX Decision: Another 'Crucial Moment' in US-China-Taiwan Relations (Washington: Brookings, 1981).
_________. US Arms Sales: The China-Taiwan Tangle (Washington: Brookings, 1982).
Ching, Leo. Becoming Japanese: Colonial Taiwan & the Politics of Identity Formation (Berkeley, 2001).
Cumings, Bruce. Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American-East Asian Relations at the End of the Century (Durham NC, 1999).
Hughes, Christopher. Taiwan & Chinese Nationalism (London: Routledge, 1997).
Hwang, Y. Dolly. The Rise of a New World Economic Power: Postwar Taiwan (NY: Greenwood, 1991).
Lu, Hsin-yi. The Politics of Locality: Making a Nation of Communities in Taiwan (NY: Routledge, 2002).
Prestowitz, Clyde. Rogue Nation: American Unilateralism & the Failure of Good Intentions (NY: Basic Books, 2003). Brilliant, well-informed argument from a traditional conservative perspective that US foreign policy today is irresponsibly messianic & doctrinaire, & that it puts the future of our country in serious jeopardy. Proposes revitalization of UN, signing of Kyoto Protocol & all treaties against weapons proliferation, & thorough overhaul of policies towards Israel & Taiwan.
Rubinstein, Murray A. (ed.) The Other Taiwan: 1945 to the Present (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1994).
__________ (ed.) Taiwan: A New History (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1999).
Simon, Denis Fred & Michael Y.M. Kau (eds.) Taiwan: Beyond the Economic Miracle (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1992).
Tucker, Nancy Bernkopf. Dangerous Strait: The US-Taiwan-China Crisis (NY: Columbia, 2005).
Wachmann, Alan M. Taiwan: National Identity & Democratization (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1994).
In the Library: Fiction
Huang, Chunming. The Taste of Apples  (trans. Howard Goldblatt; NY: Columbia, 2001). Short stories.