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Making Cross-Strait Relations: A Constructivist View

  title={Making Cross-Strait Relations: A Constructivist View},
  author={Sebastian Hambach},
  journal={Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal},
  • Sebastian Hambach
  • Published 1 December 2017
  • Political Science
  • Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal
Following Nicholas Onuf’s theory of rule-based constructivism, this paper argues that the Cross-Strait relationship between Taiwan and China after World War II can be analyzed as a social construct that has mainly been governed by the “one China” rule, which is designed and influenced by speech acts performed by relevant agents in Taiwan, China, and the United States. A summary of the historic developments of the Cross-Strait relationship (1949-2000), which highlights the circumstances of the… 

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