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New Perspectives on Chinese Politics and Society
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Evolving Identity Politics and Cross-Strait Relations

Bridging Theories of International Relations and Nationalism

Authors: Zuo, Y.

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About this book

The cross Taiwan Strait clash has evolved from a regime challenge revolving around ideological confrontation between Taipei and Beijing into a conflict about Taiwan's nationhood. In Evolving Identity Politics and Cross-Strait Relations, Yana Zuo shows that Taiwan's future is still full of uncertainty and unpredictability. A mutually acceptable solution is not likely without the 'one China' principle as an independent Taiwan fundamentally challenges China's modern national identity. Zuo demonstrates that dialogues between nationalism studies and international relations are urgently needed in explaining much of the identity-related conflict. States are under pressure of finding balance between an ordered state and a harmonious society. National consciousness contributes as a possible starting point to bring the society back to constructivism theorization of identity.

About the authors

Yana Zuo is Assistant Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. Her primary research interests include theories of international relations, ethnic conflicts, and legitimacy. She was a contributor to Lindmann and Ringmar's The International Politics of Recognition.

Reviews

"Yana Zuo's book should be read by anyone interested in Taiwan's domestic politics and foreign affairs. By highlighting the interplay between domestic politics, international relations and nationalism, it significantly revises and enriches our understanding of the role of identity in international relations." —Amitav Acharya, Professor, School of International Service, American University, UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance

"Zuo does a nice job of putting Taiwan firmly on the map of cross-strait relations. She shows both the power and the limitations of a democratic identity in international society, and why what might seem like parochial identity debates in Taiwan have deeply unsettling implications for the government on the mainland." —Barry Buzan, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

"Such a highly fascinating work on the problem of identity and recognition. Taking the cross-strait relations between Taiwan and Mainland China during almost 70 years as the case, Yana Zuo has shown her original analysis on both theoretical problems and empirical issues. A must-read piece for researchers and students who are interested in contemporary Chinese politics." —Dr. Huang Ping, Professor, Director General, Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, President, Chinese Association of American Studies, Vice President, National Association of Hong Kong and Macao Studies


"Yana Zuo's book should be read by anyone interested in Taiwan's domestic politics and foreign affairs. By highlighting the interplay between domestic politics, international relations and nationalism, it significantly revises and enriches our understanding of the role of identity in international relations." —Amitav Acharya, Professor, School of International Service, American University, UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance

"Zuo does a nice job of putting Taiwan firmly on the map of cross-strait relations. She shows both the power and the limitations of a democratic identity in international society, and why what might seem like parochial identity debates in Taiwan have deeply unsettling implications for the government on the mainland." —Barry Buzan, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

"Such a highly fascinating work on the problem of identity and recognition. Taking the cross-strait relations between Taiwan and Mainland China during almost 70 years as the case, Yana Zuo has shown her original analysis on both theoretical problems and empirical issues. A must-read piece for researchers and students who are interested in contemporary Chinese politics." —Dr. Huang Ping, Professor, Director General, Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, President, Chinese Association of American Studies, Vice President, National Association of Hong Kong and Macao Studies

Buy this book

Hardcover ¥12,317
price for Japan (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54034-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover ¥9,827
price for Japan (gross)
  • Due: March 13, 2020
  • ISBN 978-1-349-71219-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolving Identity Politics and Cross-Strait Relations
Book Subtitle
Bridging Theories of International Relations and Nationalism
Authors
Series Title
New Perspectives on Chinese Politics and Society
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54034-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71219-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 234
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