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Identity in the Shadow of a GiantHow the Rise of China is Changing Taiwan$
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Scott Gartner, Chin-Hao Huang, Yitan Li, and Patrick James

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781529209877

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529209877.001.0001

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Identity in the Shadow of a Giant: How the Rise of China Is Changing Taiwan

Identity in the Shadow of a Giant: How the Rise of China Is Changing Taiwan

(p.1) 1 Identity in the Shadow of a Giant: How the Rise of China Is Changing Taiwan
Identity in the Shadow of a Giant

Scott Sigmund Gartner

Chin-Hao Huang

Yitan Li

Patrick James

Policy Press

This chapter centers on Taiwanese identity and cross-Strait relations at a time when the ascent of China has proven to be the greatest sustained story of international relations in the new millennium. It pays attention to the developments prior to the flight of the Kuomintang, the losing side in the Chinese Civil War, to the island of Formosa in 1949. The chapter also highlights events since that time and especially in recent years, which have witnessed dramatic changes in the capabilities of the People's Republic of China. It considers especially the pull between ideological and self-interested motivating factors on shaping identity. The chapter explicates the recent developments in cross-Strait relations and explores the rise of China in connection with evolving identity for Taiwan and the role of the United States.

Keywords:   Taiwanese identity, cross-Strait relations, China, international relations, Kuomintang, Formosa, People's Republic of China, United States

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