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Shu-mei Shih,Ping-hui Liao's Comparatizing Taiwan (Routledge Contemporary China Series) PDF

By Shu-mei Shih,Ping-hui Liao

As the location of crossings of colonizers, settlers, retailers, and items, island countries equivalent to Taiwan have obvious a wealthy confluence of cultures, the place peoples and languages have been both pressured to combine or did so voluntarily, due principally to colonial conquest and their an important function in global economic system. via an exam of socio-cultural phenomena, Comparatizing Taiwan situates Taiwan globally, relatively, and relationally to convey out the nation’s innate richness.

This ebook examines Taiwan with regards to different islands, cultures, or international locations when it comes to tradition, geography, background, politics, and financial system. Comparisons contain China, Korea, Canada, Hong Kong, Macau, eire, Malaysia, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, the USA and the Caribbean, and those comparisons current a couple of assorted matters, along more than a few occasionally divergent implications. by way of exploring Taiwan’s many relationalities, fabric in addition to symbolic, over an important old and geographical span, the participants circulation to extend the horizons of Taiwan reviews and demonstrate the precious insights that may be got by means of viewing countries, societies and cultures compared. via this method, the booklet deals an important reflections on the way to examine and the way to review small nations.

This really interdisciplinary publication should be welcomed by means of scholars and students attracted to Taiwan experiences, Sinophone stories, comparative cultural reports, postcolonial stories, and literary stories.

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