Memories of the Future: National Identity Issues and the Search for a New Taiwan

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M.E. Sharpe, 2002 - History - 285 pages
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The product of five years of North American Taiwan Studies Conferences, this book carefully analyzes the emergence of national feelings in Taiwan, its historical roots and its contemporary manifestations. It addresses questions central to the looming international issue of Taiwan/China. Part one considers the historical events that help to explain the emergence and development of a separatist, dissident discourse. The second part deals with the current issue of national identity transition in Taiwan. The final part places the national identity debate in a broader perspective by focusing on the larger issues of the maturation of the national identity question.
 

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Contents

The February 28 Incident and National Identity
25
Who Joined the Clandestine Political Organization?
47
The Symbolic Dimension of Democratization
73
An Interpretative Study of Mainlanders
102
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Corcuff received his Ph.D. in political science from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. He specializes in the study of identity politics in Taiwan and the relations across the strait. He is presently lecturer in Asian politics and Chinese language at the Universite de la Rochelle, France.

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