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: Obstacles to Integration: What Does It Take for the Two Sides of the Strait to Reconcile?

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622091009.003.0008
: Obstacles to Integration: What Does It Take for the Two Sides of the Strait to Reconcile?

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This chapter discusses the difficulties encountered in crossing cultural boundaries and in overcoming prejudices and discriminatory attitudes on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. It next examines the difficulty of writing off political realism, which views conflict as inevitable and insoluble short of violence. The latter part of the chapter presents an analysis of a number of concepts that would counter-argue for the possibility of a hybrid of federation and confederation.

Keywords: cultural boundaries; prejudices; discriminatory attitudes; Taiwan Strait; political realism; hybrid; federation; confederation

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