Abstract

Abstract:

In the context of the ongoing complex political interaction between Taiwan and mainland China, this paper offers an analysis of the historical-structural evolution of Taiwanese identity over the past one hundred years. It charts the birth and development of Taiwanese nationalism through five key historical periods, starting with the Japanese colonization of Taiwan and ending with Taiwan’s democratization and the trend toward a civic nationalism since the mid-1990s. In moving through these historical periods, the article endeavors to trace the cultural and political origins, as well as the changing faces of, Taiwanese nationalist discourses in Taiwan in order to further scholarly understanding of both the cultural politics of Taiwan and the development of the nation-state in general.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2288-2871
Print ISSN
0258-9184
Pages
pp. 175-206
Launched on MUSE
2021-03-23
Open Access
No
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