A study of university dissidents in Taiwan during the turbulent early seventies


Intellectual Ferment for Political Reforms in Taiwan, 1971-1973, describes and analyzes the aspirations, hopes, and fears of the young university professors and students, the programs they proposed, the actions they took, their relations with the ruling party and the government, and their impact and achievements. The book sheds light on the politics of Taiwan, a subject generally neglected by Western scholars, and contributes to our knowledge of intellectuals in times of crisis under an authoritarian political system.

Mab HUANG is Professor of Political Science at Soochow University.