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Is Taiwan Chinese?: The Impact of Culture, Power, and Migration on Changing Identities

Melissa Brown

Abstract

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, this book 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 comparison of ethnographic and historical case studies drawn from both Taiwan and China, the book shows how identity is shaped by social experience ... More

Keywords: one China policy, China, United States, Taiwan, Taiwanese, ethnic identity, Chinese national identity, Taiwanese identity, social experience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520231818
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520231818.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melissa Brown, author