SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentJunior Class A, Department of Public Finance Junior Class B, Department of Public Finance Senior Class A, Department of Public Finance Senior Class B, Department of Public Finance
Course NameCross-Strait Economic Issues
InstructorLIN CHI-ANG
Course TypeElective
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

(Subject to change)

Feb. 21: Introduction

Feb. 28: No Class (National Holiday)

Mar. 6: Taiwan's Economic Reforms

Mar. 13: The Taiwan Experience

Mar. 20: China's Economic Reforms

Mar. 27: China's Economic Expansion

Apr. 3: No Class (National Holiday)

Apr. 10: International Business & WTO

Apr. 17: Economic Integration

Apr. 24: Cross-Strait Affairs: The US Clout

May 1: The US-China Trade War

May 8: Mid-Term Field Trip

May 15: Guest Lecture A

May 22: Guest Lecture B

May 29: Group Reports

June 5: Group Reports

June 12: Group Reports


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Grades will be determined on the basis of the student's performance in relation to a) class attendance and participation, b) one individual assignment, c) one group presentation on analyzing a cross-strait economic issue, and d) one individual report.

Class attendance and participation (10%)

Individual assignment (20%)

Group presentation (30%)

Final report (40%)

Textbook & Reference

1. Chang, Gordon G. 2001. The Coming Collapse of China. New York: Random House.

2. Chiou, C.J. and Leong H. Liew (eds.) 2000. Uncertain Future: Taiwan-Hong Kong-China relations after Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty. Aldershot, England: Ashgate Publishing.

3. Easton, Ian. 2017. The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan's Defense and American Strategy in Asia. Arlington, Virginia: The Project 2049 Institute.

4. Jackson, Peter M. and Catherine M. Price (eds.) 1994. Privatisation and Regulation: Review of the Issues. New York N.Y.: Longman.

5. Kroeber, Arthur R. 2016. China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know. New York: Oxford University Press.

6. Oberthür, Sebastian and Hermann E. Ott. 1999. The Kyoto Protocol: International Climate Policy for the 21st Century. New York N.Y.: Springer.

7. Ohmae, Kenichi. 2002. The Emergence of the United States of Chunghwa (in Japanese). Kyoto: PHP Institute.

8. Stiglitz, Joseph E. (2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics) 2002. Globalization and Its Discontents. New York N.Y.: W.W. Norton & Company.

9. Tullock, Gordon. 1989. The Economics of Special Privilege and Rent Seeking. Boston Mass.: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

10. Wissenburg, Marcel. 1998. Green Liberalism: The Free and the Green Society. London: UCL Press.

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