The study of Taiwanese entrepreneurs who live and invest on the Chinese mainland (Taishang) has only recently started to attract attention. Taishang have been referred to as a “linkage community” that connects Taiwan and the Chinese mainland through its economic undertakings, political influence, and social experiences as a migrant community. Against this background, this article clarifies the extent to which Taishang have contributed to and shaped the ongoing process of cross-strait interaction and the development of cross-strait policies. It revisits the field of Taishang studies, takes stock of the knowledge that this field has generated so far, and explores future directions for meaningful research.
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Gunter Schubert, Lin Rui-hua and Jean Yu-Chen Tseng, « Taishang Studies », China Perspectives [Online], 2016/1 | 2016, Online since 01 March 2017, connection on 28 March 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/6900Top of page
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