Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations in an Era of Technological Change: Security, Economic and Cultural Dimensions

A new book edited by Paul Irwin Crookes and Jan Knoerich has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan’s St Antony’s Series.

Technological change is one of the main contemporary challenges and sources of uncertainty facing mainland China and Taiwan. It is also a key cause of the rapid political, economic and cultural shifts that characterize contemporary relations between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait. The chapters in this edited volume are based on research by international experts originating from Taiwan, mainland China, the United States, and Europe, enabling a mosaic of perspectives to be presented from different geostrategic standpoints and in a distinctly interdisciplinary fashion. The book analyses how new technology is shaping the dimensions of national security, economics, and culture in cross-Strait terms.


A launch event for this new work was recently held at St Antony’s College where each of these key themes was further explored, engaging with the audience in a lively discussion about the different dimensions of technological change in contemporary East Asia.


Further information about the new book can be found here: