The Chinese Triangle of Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong: Comparative Institutional Analyses


The Chinese triangle of mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan constitutes one of the most dynamic regions in the world economy. Since the late 1970s, these three societies have experienced increasing economic integration; however, studies aimed at analyzing and explaining this integration have often overlooked the very important role social institutions have played in the shaping of this process. To fill this gap, this book adopts a systematic institutional approach designed to examine the different patterns of institutions in the three countries and to discuss how such social institutions as the economy, gender, social networks, and the Chinese diaspora have exerted a profound impact on all three societies.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Alvin Y. So
  • Xiangming Chen
  • Tak Sing Cheung
  • Ambrose Y. C. King
  • Chih-Jou Jay Chen
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2001