Taiwan in the Web of US Hegemony presents the evolution of an unequal relationship between Taiwan and the US from 1949 to 2005. It analyzes how Taiwan''s economy was transformed because of the US hegemony in the region. This book puts Taiwan within the US-led East Asia to investigate both Taiwan''s development experience and its strategic role in the region. It argues that Taiwan''s economic growth in the past and economic difficulties at present are highly related to the combination of Taiwan''s particular position, politically and geographically, and the various US policies at different times. This book demonstrates clearly the interaction between political considerations and economic relations. Students and scholars in the fields of international political economy, US-Asia relations, Taiwan development and East Asia studies should find this book important and useful.