Explaining National Identity Shift in Taiwan

@article{Zhong2016ExplainingNI,
  title={Explaining National Identity Shift in Taiwan},
  author={Yang Zhong},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary China},
  year={2016},
  volume={25},
  pages={336 - 352}
}
  • Y. Zhong
  • Published 1 February 2016
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Contemporary China
Abstract Employing national identity theories and survey data in Taiwan, this article explains national identity shift in Taiwan. Descriptively we find that most Taiwanese people reject being called ‘Chinese’ (zhongguoren) when asked about their national identity. However, they do not deny their ethnic and cultural Chinese identity. What they object to is being called Chinese nationals, especially this China which is internationally recognized as the People’s Republic of China. In other words… 

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