Author Profile :
Bruce Jacobs is Emeritus Professor of Asian Languages and Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His recent books include Local Politics in Rural Taiwan under Dictatorship and Democracy (EastBridge 2008), Democratizing Taiwan (Brill 2012) and The Kaohsiung Incident in Taiwan and Memoirs of a Foreign Big Beard (Brill 2016). He also edited the four-volume work Critical Readings on China-Taiwan Relations (Brill 2014).
'Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait' is an informative and lively book on the issues facing Taiwan today, and provides a good understanding for leaders of both Taiwan and the world’s democratic nations, writes Prof. Bruce Jacobs.
A Truth and Reconciliation Commission would have to make explicit how the government of Chiang Kai-shek and Chiang Ching-kuo was colonial, in that it was rule by outsiders in the interests of outsiders.