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Is Taiwan Chinese? [electronic resource] : the impact of culture, power, and migration on changing identities / Melissa J. Brown.

By: Brown, Melissa J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Berkeley series in interdisciplinary studies of China: 2.Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2004Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 333 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780520927940 (electronic bk.); 052092794X (electronic bk.); 1417508191 (electronic bk.); 9781417508198 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Taiwan aborigines -- Ethnic identity -- History | Ethnicity -- Taiwan -- History | Ethnicity -- China -- History -- 20th century | Taiwan -- Relations -- China | China -- Relations -- Taiwan | Nationalism -- Taiwan -- History -- 20th century | Nationalism -- China -- History -- 20th century | Chinese reunification question, 1949- | Tujia (Chinese people) -- China -- Enshi Tujiazu Miaozu Zizhizhou -- Ethnic identity -- History -- 20th century | Enshi Tujiazu Miaozu Zizhizhou (China) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority StudiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Is Taiwan Chinese?.DDC classification: 305.89/925 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
What's in a name? : culture, identity, and the "Taiwan problem" -- Where did the aborigines go? : reinstating plains aborigines in Taiwan's history -- "We savages didn't bind feet" : culture, colonial intervention, and long-route identity change -- "Having a wife is better than having a god" : ancestry, governmental power, and short-route identity change -- "They came with their hands tied behind their backs" : forced migrations, identity changes, and state classification in Hubei -- Theory and the politics of reunification : understanding past choices and future options.
Summary: In a unique comparison of 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-301) and index.

What's in a name? : culture, identity, and the "Taiwan problem" -- Where did the aborigines go? : reinstating plains aborigines in Taiwan's history -- "We savages didn't bind feet" : culture, colonial intervention, and long-route identity change -- "Having a wife is better than having a god" : ancestry, governmental power, and short-route identity change -- "They came with their hands tied behind their backs" : forced migrations, identity changes, and state classification in Hubei -- Theory and the politics of reunification : understanding past choices and future options.

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In a unique comparison of 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.

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