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Whither Taiwan and Mainland China: National Identity, the State and Intellectuals

Zhidong Hao


This is one of the few books that argues for a feasible compromise solution to the political conflict across the Taiwan Strait that still troubles greater China. The book elaborates on the factors both enabling and constraining the formation of a hybrid of federation and confederation. He deals with the role of the state and intellectuals (organic, professional, and critical) as well as their interaction in shaping national identities. The important questions raised are: Can China become a true world leader? Will Taiwan be a key player in China's transformation?

Keywords: compromise, political conflict, Taiwan Strait, China, hybrid federation, confederation, state, intellectuals, national identities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789622091009
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622091009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zhidong Hao, author