Taiwan Manipulation of Ideology and Struggle for Identity
Taiwan: Manipulation of Ideology and Struggle for Identity chronicles the turbulent relationship between Taiwan and China. This collection of essays aims to provide a critical analysis of the discourses surrounding the identity of Taiwan, its relationship with China, and global debates about Taiwan’s situation. Each chapter explores a unique aspect of Taiwan’s situation, fundamentally exploring how identity is framed in not only Taiwanese ideology, but in relation to the rest of the world. Focusing on how language is a means to maintaining a discourse of control, Taiwan: Manipulation of Ideology and Struggle for Identity delves into how Taiwan is determining its own sense of identity and language in the 21st century.
This book targets researchers and students in discourse analysis, Taiwan studies, Chinese studies, and other subjects in social sciences and political science, as well as intellectuals in the public sphere all over the globe who are interested in the Taiwan issue.
Table of Contents
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List of Contributors
Introduction (Chris Shei)
- The role of the Taiwan question in Chinese national identity construction (Elina Sinkkonen)
- The Remembered Chinese-ness and Its Dynamics: Analyzing the National-Remembering in Taiwan after 1949 (Hsin-Yi Yeh)
- Recentring the National Self: The Trajectory of National Selfhood in Social Studies education (Bi-Yu Chang)
- Emerging Taiwanese identity, endangered Taiwanese language: the never matched national identity and language in Taiwan (Huilu Khoo)
- A Sociolinguistic Approach to the Standardization of Taiyu in the Quest for a Taiwan Identity (Ann Heylen)
- Daighi teachers’ Daighi identity and their promotion of students’ identity through learning Daighi in primary school classrooms (Chia-Ying (Annie) Yang, Yvonne Foley, Jill Northcott)
- Discourse and Ideology in the Taiwanese English-Language Press during KMT President Ma Ying-jeou’s Early Rule (Lut Lams)
- Identity/ideology matters in cross-strait translation: a case of Mandarin Chinese versions of Peter Hessler’s River Town (Pin-ling Chang)
- Three faces of an Asian Hero - Commemorating Koxinga in Contemporary China, Taiwan and Japan (Edward Vickers)
- Maneuvering in the Linguistic Borderland: Southeast Asian Migrant Women’s Language Strategies in Taiwan (Isabelle Cheng)
"Chris Shei’s edited volume, Taiwan: Manipulation of Ideology and Struggle for Identity, collects 10 papers that address the ambiguities and potentials of Taiwan’s identity from different perspectives. ... these chapters present well the complex nature of Taiwan’s identity which entangles many different issues such as political ideology (sovereignty and political autonomy), economic benefits (e.g. the business benefits of the Chinese market), and cultural recognition (‘us’ vs. ‘them’). ... I particularly enjoyed how every chapter incorporates the temporal dimension into its discussion and acknowledges that identity is fluid and dependent upon political changes. ... the chapters open up further opportunities for research and possible policy-related discussions."
Yao-Tai Li, Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia