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Exceptional States: Chinese Immigrants and Taiwanese Sovereignty

Sara L. Friedman


This book analyzes new configurations of marriage, immigration, and sovereignty emerging in an increasingly mobile Asia where Cold War legacies continue to shape contemporary political struggles over sovereignty and citizenship. Focused on marital immigration from China to Taiwan, the book documents how Taiwanese bureaucrats and policymakers produce much-desired sovereignty effects through regulating Chinese spouses’ migration trajectory and managing the threat of similarity they represent. Through tracing parallels between the predicaments of marital immigrants from China and Taiwanese state ... More

Keywords: immigration, cross-border marriage, sovereignty, citizenship, bureaucracy, belonging, Taiwan, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780520286221
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520286221.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara L. Friedman, author
Indiana University

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