July 24, 2016

Sovereignty, Wealth, Culture, and Technology: Mainland China and Taiwan Grapple with the Parameters of “Nation State” in the 21st Century

Last updated: July 31, 2008


Emanuel Pastreich
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

ACDIS Occasional Paper series
July 2003

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Introduces the historical background of the present confrontations and negotiations between Taiwan and mainland China and turns to a consideration of the debate on sovereignty between the two political entities and how that debate relates to the past events, the present legitimacy of both entities, and the new challenges of globalization.