Chinese Taiwan Studies faces a dilemma: By treating Taiwan as an autonomous research subject, Taiwan Studies indirectly questions the rationale for China's reunification. Yet, by emphasizing the commonalities between Taiwan and the Chinese mainland, Taiwan Studies justifies the island's subversive role as an agent of democratization on the mainland.
The Taiwan Dilemma in Chinese Nationalism: Taiwan Studies in the People’s Republic of China
Hardina Ohlendorf is a Lecturer in the Social Science Division of the International College of Mahidol University, Salaya, Thailand, and a Research Associate at the Centre of Taiwan Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Email: <email@example.com>.
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Hardina Ohlendorf; The Taiwan Dilemma in Chinese Nationalism: Taiwan Studies in the People’s Republic of China. Asian Survey 1 June 2014; 54 (3): 471–491. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2014.54.3.471
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