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Taiwan and Chinese Nationalism

National Identity and Status in International Society

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Taiwan and Chinese Nationalism by Christopher Hughes
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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.

Author Biography

Christopher Hughes is a lecturere in Chinese Politics and History at Middlesex University
Release date NZ
December 2nd, 2014
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
208
Dimensions
138x216x11
ISBN-13
9781138863026
Product ID
25559084

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