International Journal of Taiwan Studies

International Journal of Taiwan Studies Vol 3

The first issue is a topical issue entitled 'Taiwan's Public Diplomacy and the World Health Assembly'. This topical section is motivated by an ambition to approach Taiwan from a multidisciplinary perspective. Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organization (who) and the World Health Assembly (wha) requires analyses that are informed by the medical sciences, as well as political science, international relations, and an area studies approach to both Taiwan and China and their interaction. This topical section has chosen to focus on the importance of communications, and specifically public diplomacy, and how they intersect with the political forces shaping Taiwan’s interactions on this issue.