Whither Taiwan and Mainland China, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 988220533X
  • ISBN-13: 9789882205338
  • DDC: 327.510512
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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The book examines the historical development of national identity across the Taiwan Strait, and argues for a hybrid of federation and confederation as a compromise solution to the current political impasse. It emphasizes the important role of the state and intellectuals in shaping national identities across the Strait.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: National Identity, Nationalism, the State, and Intellectuals.
2: Imagining Taiwan (1): Japanization, Re-Sinicization, and the Role of Intellectuals.
3: Imagining Taiwan (2): De-Sinicization under Lee and Chen and the Role of Intellectuals.
4: Imagining China (1): From Culturalism to the Three Principles of the People.
5: Imagining China (2): The CCP’s Chinese Nationalism and the Role of Intellectuals after 1949.
6: Imagining a Hybrid of Federation and Confederation.
7: Obstacles to Integration: What Does It Take for the Two Sides of the Strait to Reconcile?.
8: Conclusions: Whither Taiwan and Mainland China, and What the State and Intellectuals Can Do in Shaping National Identities across the Taiwan Strait.