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Author Dawley, Evan N., author.

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

Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Asia Center, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  951.249 DAWL    DUE 02-10-19
1 copy ordered for UniM Bail on 24-05-2019.
Physical description xxii, 413 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Harvard East Asian monographs ; 420.
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 420.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-390) and index.
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, 1945-1947 -- Ethnicity, nationalism, and the re-creation of Jilong, 1945-1955 -- Epilogue : History, memory, and the usage and utility of Taiwanese ethnicity.
Summary "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.
Subject Ethnicity -- Taiwan -- Keelung City -- History -- 19th century.
Ethnicity -- Taiwan -- Keelung City -- History -- 20th century.
Nationalism -- Taiwan -- History.
Keelung City (Taiwan) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Keelung City (Taiwan) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Japan -- Colonies -- Asia.
ISBN 9780674237209 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
067423720X (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)