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Becoming Taiwanese : ethnogenesis in a colonial city, 1880s to 1950s / Evan N. Dawley.

Author/creator Dawley, Evan N. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Asia Center, 2019.
Copyright Notice ©2019
Descriptionxxii, 413 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Harvard East Asian monographs ;
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 420.
Contents Building and populating a vanguard city -- "Love of city and love of self": constructing identities in the crucible of Jilong -- "Civilization enters here": local elites, social organizations, and the reterritorialization of Jilong -- Sacred spaces: religions and the construction of identities -- Realms of welfare: social work and border defense -- Defining new boundaries in the reconstruction of Jilong, 1945-47 -- Ethnicity, nationalism, and the recreation of Jilong, 1945-55 -- Epilogue: History, memory, and the uses and utility of Taiwanese ethnicity.
Abstract "Examines the first era of Taiwanese identity construction, the first half of the twentieth century, in a place that served as a crucible for new identities, the northern port city of Jilong (Keelung). Part colonial urban social history, part exploration of the relationship between modern ethnicity and nationalism, offering important new answers to questions of ethnic identity formation"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2018034040
ISBN067423720X hardcover alkaline paper

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