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Author Brown, Melissa J., author

Title Is Taiwan Chinese? : the impact of culture, power, and migration on changing identities / Melissa J. Brown
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 333 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Berkeley series in interdisciplinary studies of China ; 2
Berkeley series in interdisciplinary studies of China ; 2
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-301) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Chinese reunification question, 1949-
Ethnicity -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Ethnicity -- Taiwan -- History.
Nationalism -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Nationalism -- Taiwan -- History -- 20th century.
Taiwan aborigines -- Ethnic identity -- History.
Tujia (Chinese people) -- China -- Enshi Tujiazu Miaozu Zizhizhou -- Ethnic identity -- History -- 20th century.
China -- Relations -- Taiwan.
Enshi Tujiazu Miaozu Zizhizhou (China) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
Taiwan -- Relations -- China.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520231813 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520231821 (paperback; alk. paper)
052092794X (electronic bk.)
1417508191 (electronic bk.)
9780520231818 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520231825 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780520927940 (electronic bk.)
9781417508198 (electronic bk.)