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  • Whither Taiwan and Mainland China: National Identity, the State and Intellectuals
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  • Zhidong Hao
  • 2010
  • Published by: Hong Kong University Press, HKU
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This is one of the few books that argues for a feasible compromise solution to the political conflict across the Taiwan Strait that still troubles greater China. The author elaborates on the factors both enabling and constraining the formation of a hybrid of federation and confederation. In a unique way he deals with the role of the state and intellectuals (organic, professional, and critical) as well as their interaction in shaping national identities. The important questions raised are: Can China become a true world leader? Will Taiwan be a key player in China's transformation? The book should be of interest to students in political science, sociology, and history, as well as policy-makers and businesspeople who are concerned about the development of cross-Strait relations.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Whither Taiwan and Mainland China
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-xiii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Chapter One
  2. pp. 11-26
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  1. Chapter Two
  2. pp. 27-48
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  1. Chapter Three
  2. pp. 49-74
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  1. Chapter Four
  2. pp. 75-95
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  1. Chapter Five
  2. pp. 97-118
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  1. Chapter Six
  2. pp. 119-138
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  1. Chapter Seven
  2. pp. 139-169
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  1. Chapter Eight
  2. pp. 171-179
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 181-199
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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