Document Type

Book Chapter

Department/Unit

Department of Government and International Studies

Title

Changing identities in Taiwan under Ma Ying-jeou

Language

English

Abstract

Since the beginning of Taiwan’s democratization in the late 1980s, identities on the island have fundamentally changed. Then, most citizens of the Republic of China (ROC), Taiwan’s official name, considered themselves as Chinese, and only a minority considered themselves as Taiwanese. The latter segment of the society was concentrated in and around the newly formed and legalized opposition group, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Today, the situation has reversed: fewer than 5 percent of ROC citizens regard themselves as Chinese, between 60 and 70 percent see themselves as Taiwanese, and the rest claim a double identity, both Taiwanese and Chinese....

Keywords

Political identity, Cultural identity, Chinese culture, Regional identity, Identity politics, Chinese nationalism, Civics, Political campaigns, Democracy

Publication Date

2017

Source Publication Title

Taiwan and China: Fitful embrace

Editors

Dittmer, Lowell

Start Page

42

End Page

60

Publisher

University of California Press

Place of Publication

Oakland, California

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

DOI

10.1525/j.ctt1w76wpm.6

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1w76wpm.6?refreqid=excelsior%3Ad346044e72f5f6d07f8f049f7006b8d4&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

ISBN (electronic)

9780520968707

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