This symposium volume collects papers presented by nine scholars from six countries of the European Union and the Republic of China on Taiwan at an international conference concerning the situation and the role of the ROC in international politics. The papers offer an overview of the history and current situation of the ROC's foreign policy, its relations with Communist China, the USA, and the European Union. They also discuss the security problems of the island, Taiwan's position in international organizations and its relations with the United Nations. Observers of international politics will find here up-to-date information as well as valuable systematic analysis.
The Editor: Marie-Luise Naeth, born in 1944 in Germany, studied political science at the Free University of Berlin where she also passed her doctoral examination, and Chinese at the National Normal University in Taipei. From 1970 through 1977 she has been working at the Research Unit on Chinese and East Asian Politics at the Free University of Berlin. From 1978 through 1995 she was affiliated to the same Research Unit at the Saar University/Saarbruecken. Since 1995 she is Executive Secretary at irena at the European Academy Otzenhausen (EAO).