Taiwan’s Nation-Building Project: The strategies and impact of constructing a Taiwan-centered national imagined community
Loo, L. van der
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This study is about the nation-building project of the Pan-Green coalition in Taiwan.This project aims at cultivating a Taiwan-centered nationalism and self-consciousness in order to enlarge the national sentiments for independency. This thesis analyses the motivations and strategies of the Taiwanese nationalists, and the impact of this nation-building project has on society. The analysis is done on the basis of a two-folded framework, which exists of Benedict Anderson's work on nationalism and 'national imagining' and and Nira Yuval-Davis vision on gender and nation.The combination of both theories establishes a framework that enables to acknowledge the different levels of national imagining which are related to the process of nation-building.