The Manufactured Guerrilla: A Proposed Model for Analyzing the Latent Potential for Resistance and Insurgency in Taiwan
- This thesis addresses existing discourse surrounding the potential incorporation of insurgency or guerrilla warfare into an asymmetric defense concept for Taiwan. Its central research question is whether insurgency is a viable model of resistance in Taiwan. This study begins by reviewing the existing discourse surrounding this topic. It examines the current advocacy for insurgency or asymmetric warfare, arguments against insurgency both in Taiwan and more generally, and identifies areas where this discourse in underdeveloped. It next reviews disparate academic definitions of insurgency and synthesizes the existing advocacy into a proposed definition and typology of insurgency in Taiwan. This thesis then draws upon frameworks for the analysis of insurgency and social science theory to develop a model for forecasting the potential for insurgency generation and sustainment in a society and applies this model to contemporary Taiwan.
|Type of resource
|August 26, 2022
|August 26, 2022
|Degree granting institution
|Stanford University, Stanford Global Studies, Center for East Asian Studies
|Stanford Global Studies
|East Asian Studies
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- Watson, J. (2025). The Manufactured Guerrilla: A Proposed Model for Analyzing the Latent Potential for Resistance and Insurgency in Taiwan. Stanford Digital Repository. Available at https://purl.stanford.edu/vf858bv6320
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