Is Taiwan Chinese?: The Impact of Culture, Power, and Migration on Changing Identities
The "one China" policy officially supported by the People's Republic of China, the United States, and other countries asserts that there is only one China and Taiwan is a part of it. The debate over whether the people of Taiwan are Chinese or independently Taiwanese is, Melissa J. Brown argues, a matter of identity: Han ethnic identity, Chinese national identity, and the relationship of both of these to the new Taiwanese identity forged in the 1990s. In a unique comparison of ethnographic and historical case studies drawn from both Taiwan and China, Brown's book shows how identity is shaped by social experience—not culture and ancestry, as is commonly claimed in political rhetoric.
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A-li Aborigine villages Aborigine women adopted ancestor worship ancestry Brown Campbell chapter China Chinese nation claim classified communities Confucian considered cultural change cultural ideas cultural meanings cultural model cultural practices customs deity descendants discussed Dutch Dutch period early Enshi ethnic group ethnic identity example footbinding Fujian Hakka Han cultural historical Hoklo Hoklo cultural Huang Hubei iden identity change ideology immigrants individuals influence interviewed Jibeishua Jinzhou language Lee Teng-hui linked locals long-route Longtian mainland male markers married migration Minnan minzu mixed narratives of unfolding national identity Nationalist non-Han officials parents patrilineal patrilineal ancestors percent plains Aborigine political population Qing dynasty Qing regime rate of intermarriage refer reported rigine Shepherd short-route sinicization social experience social power spirit medium suggest surname Taiwan Taiwanese identity temple Thai Tsoo tion tity Toushe Tujia uxorilocal marriages virilocal marriages Wolf woman worship Wucun Zheng
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