: Imagining a Hybrid of Federation and Confederation

Zhidong Hao

in Whither Taiwan and Mainland China

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9789622091009
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207691 | DOI:
: Imagining a Hybrid of Federation and Confederation

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This chapter discusses and examines the various possibilities of a future national identity. Nation building can be based on nationalist principles, such as cultural, ethnic, historical, political, or liberalist nationalist principles. Although liberal nationalism seems most appealing to most people, the People's Republic of China, a Taiwan Republic, and the Republic of China are all ill-equipped to accommodate liberal nationalist demands.

Keywords: national identity; nation building; nationalist principles; liberal nationalism; liberal nationalist demands

Chapter.  9530 words. 

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