The East Asian Computer Chip War

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Routledge, 4 dic 2013 - 336 pagine

The semiconductor industry is a vital industry for military establishments worldwide, and the control of, or loss of control of, this key industry has enormous strategic implications. This book focuses on the globalization of the strategic semiconductor industry and the security ramifications of this process. It examines in particular the migration of the Taiwanese chip industry to China as part of the globalization of production processes, and the extent to which such a globalization process poses security challenges to the United States, China and Taiwan. Transcending disciplinary boundaries between international political economy, security studies, and the history of science and technology, this multidisciplinary work provides an in-depth understanding of the globalization-security nexus, and disentangles the key policy issues connected to a potential explosive flashpoint in world politics today.

 

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Indice

1 Introduction
1
2 The semiconductor industry and national power and security
23
3 The globalization of the semiconductor industry
72
4 The PRC semiconductor industry national security and globalization
112
5 The migration of the Taiwanese semiconductor industry to China
174
6 The security implications of the sectoral migration
233
7 Conclusion
276
Bibliography
285
Index
320
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Informazioni sull'autore (2013)

Ming-chin Monique Chu completed her PhD in international studies at the University of Cambridge, UK. She is a research fellow at St Antony's College and a postdoctoral research officer in Taiwan Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, at the University of Oxford, UK.

Peter Nolan, who writes the foreword, is a Professor and Director of the Centre of Development Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK and Director of the Chinese Executive Leadership Programme (CELP).

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