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Taiwan and Chinese Nationalism : National Identity and Status in International Society - Christopher Hughes

Taiwan and Chinese Nationalism

National Identity and Status in International Society

Hardcover Published: 16th July 2005
ISBN: 9780415157681
Number Of Pages: 204

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For China, Taiwan is next in line to be unified with the People's Republic after Hong Kong in 1997. China's claim on Taiwan is of great importance to the politics of Chinese Nationalism, and is central to the dynamics of power in this most volatile of regions. The democratic challenge from Taiwan is very potent and its status and identity within the international community is crucial to its survival.
Taiwan and Chinese Nationalism explores how Taiwan's status has come to be a symbol for the legitimacy of the Chinese regime in the evolution of Chinese nationalism. It also demonstrates how this view has been challenged by demands for democratization in Taiwan. The KMT regime is shown to have allowed sovereignty to be practised by the population of the island while maintaining the claim that it is a part of China. The result is a post-nationalist identity for the island in an intermediate state between independence and unification with the PRC.

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"A concise but comprehensive study ... [T]he book is well researched and is very useful for those who are interested in PRC-ROC relations. ." -"Perspectives on Political Science

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Note on Romanisationp. xiv
Abbreviationsp. xv
Taiwan in Chinese Nationalismp. 1
The Crisis of Chinese Nationalism in Taiwanp. 21
Stretching the One-China Principlep. 46
National Identity and Democratisationp. 70
Forging a Post-Nationalist Identityp. 95
Taiwan's Intermediate Statep. 129
Conclusionp. 153
Glossary of Namesp. 163
Notesp. 165
Bibliographyp. 169
Indexp. 182
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ISBN: 9780415157681
ISBN-10: 0415157684
Series: Environmental Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 16th July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.58  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1