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Original Sin on the Island Paradise: Qing Taiwan's colonial history in comparative perspective

  title={Original Sin on the Island Paradise: Qing Taiwan's colonial history in comparative perspective},
  author={Edward Vickers},
This paper argues that narratives of Taiwan’s colonial experience promoted by the DPP regime between 2000 and 2008 and the version endorsed by the communist regime on the mainland both share a reluctance to recognize the status of China itself as a colonizing power, or (as in the case of Taiwan) of Chinese settlers as colonizers. While this article does not elaborate at great length as to how ‘Greater China’ might be integrated into comparative analyses of colonialism and imperialism, it… 
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