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Taiwan and Chinese nationalism: national identity and status in international society

Hughes, Christopher R. (1997) Taiwan and Chinese nationalism: national identity and status in international society. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415157681

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.routledge.com/
Additional Information: © 1997 The author
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2011 11:37
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39699/

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