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Chang, Bi-yu (2018) 'Politics of Repositioning and State Spatiality: From ‘Xiangtu China’ to ‘Oceanic Taiwan’.' In: Storm, Carsten, (ed.), Connecting Taiwan: Participation – Integration – Impacts. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 41-60. (Routledge Research on Taiwan Series)

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The constant repositioning and re-enunciation of Taiwan in its national imagination since the 1990s reveals a process of re-centering the island’s spatial self in the world. This chapter examines Taiwan’s metaphorical severance from China and place-making efforts, and reflects on the island’s aspirations to be integrated into the Asia-Pacific framework and become a ‘World Island’. The emphasis on Taiwan’s new identity as a ‘marine nation’ and the promotion of local awareness can both be seen as phenomena of ‘cultural awakening’ and coping strategies in the face of globalization and the rise of China.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Regional Centres and Institutes > SOAS China Institute
School Research Centres > Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies
School Research Centres > Centre for Media and Film Studies
School Research Centres > Centre of Taiwan Studies
Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
Departments and Subunits > Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures
Legacy Departments
ISBN: 9781138576773
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Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2018 08:14
Related URLs: https://www.rou ... k/9781138576773 (Publisher URL)

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