Is Taiwan Chinese?


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Today, the Chinese Literature Podcast asks the ultimate geopolitical question: Is Taiwan Chinese?

Actually, we are looking at a book titled Is Taiwan Chinese, an anthropological study by Melissa Brown that examines how identity, Chineseness and ethnicity are constituted on both sides of the Taiwan Straits...that is just a fancy way of saying that identity is something that one does rather than something that one is. We look at Brown's exploration of that process in China and Taiwan.

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