Taiwan's claim for nationhood : from Dr. Sun Yat-sen to President Chen Shui-bian - a theoretical treatise

Chang, James C. P. (2005). Taiwan's claim for nationhood : from Dr. Sun Yat-sen to President Chen Shui-bian - a theoretical treatise MPhil Thesis, School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Chang, James C. P.
Thesis Title Taiwan's claim for nationhood : from Dr. Sun Yat-sen to President Chen Shui-bian - a theoretical treatise
School, Centre or Institute School of Political Science and International Studies
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2005
Thesis type MPhil Thesis
Supervisor Dr Chwei-Liang Chiou
Prof Masahiro Wakabayashi
Dr. Alex Bellamy
Total pages 307
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subjects L
360100 Political Science
Formatted abstract

This dissertation is a theoretical study of the search for Taiwan's nationhood from Dr Sun Yat-sen to President Chen Shui-bian. Three theoretical models are employed to analyse the evolving national identity and the increasing demand for nationhood in Taiwan: ethnic nationalism, civic nationalism and plural nationalism. This study shows that although theoretically the three models are distinctively different and at times contradictory, in reality, they have much in common. In fact, they are intertwined and related, because of historical, ethnical and political collective experiences and memories on which Taiwan has developed its pluralist identity, nationhood and nationalism. 

 

Taiwan's claim for nationhood involves both ethnic and civic nationalism. Taiwan's unique 'identity-nationhood-nationalism' is termed pluralistic and is investigated in this thesis. Its development also contains elements of the ethnic-primordialist and civic-modernist positions, both of which led to a plural-pluralist nationhood in the search for nationhood. This has so far achieved a pluralist position for all the people in Taiwan. 

Keyword Nationalism -- Taiwan
Taiwan -- Politics and government
Taiwan -- History -- 20th century

Document type: Thesis
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