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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Spring 2008

ANS 361 • Taiwan: Colonization/Migration/Identity-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31145 MWF
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
GAR 1.126
Hsu, M.

Course Description

Contemporary Taiwan's claims of an ethnic identity distinct from the Chinese mainland refer to a history of multiple colonizations and migrations both to and from the island. This course will explore questions of ethnicity, empire, and modernization in East Asia from the 16th century to the present through encounters between Aboriginees, Han Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, the Imperial Qing, Japanese, Mainlander KMT, and the United States on Taiwan.

Grading Policy

30% Class attendance and discussion 40% Written and research assignments 30% Examinations


Melissa Brown, Is Taiwan Chinese?: The Impact of Culture, Power, and Migration on Changing Identities Scott Simon, Sweet and Sour: Life-Worlds of Taipei Women Entrepreneurs Leo Ching, Becoming Japanese: Colonial Taiwan and the Politics of Identity Formation Emma Teng, Taiwan's Imagined Geography: Chinese Colonial Travel Writing and Pictures, 1683-1895 Murray Rubinstein, Taiwan: A New History


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