In this Book

Is Taiwan Chinese?
summary
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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. iii-v
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-vii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xvi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 1. What’s in a Name? Culture, Identity, and the “Taiwan Problem”
  2. pp. 1-34
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 2. Where Did the Aborigines Go? Reinstating Plains Aborigines in Taiwan’s History
  2. pp. 35-65
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 3. “We Savages Didn’t Bind Feet”: Culture, Colonial Intervention, and Long-Route Identity Change
  2. pp. 66-133
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 4. “Having a Wife is Better than Having a God”: Ancestry, Governmental Power, and Short-Route Identity Change
  2. pp. 134-165
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 5. “They Came With Their Hands Tied Behind Their Backs”: Forced Migrations, Identity Changes, and State Classification in Hubei
  2. pp. 166-210
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 6. Theory and the Politics of Reunification: Understanding Past Choices and Future Options
  2. pp. 211-250
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 251-277
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. References
  2. pp. 279-301
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Character List
  2. pp. 302-308
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 309-333
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Production Notes
  2. pp. 334-334
  3. restricted access Download |
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.