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作者 Meyer, Mahlon D
書名 Imagined families: Mainlander identity and memory on Taiwan during the KMT-DPP transition
國際標準書號 9780549673286
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說明 403 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 69-06, Section: A, page: 2413
Adviser: R. Kent Guy
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Washington, 2008
After the end of the Chinese Civil War, over two million supporters of the Nationalists (Kuomintang) fled to Taiwan. There were many kinds of refugees among this group, including peasants turned soldiers, intellectuals and bureaucrats. This dissertation, through oral history of a select group of these refugees and their children and grandchildren, tells of their flight, starting from the Japanese invasion of China, and ending in the triumph of the Taiwanese opposition party in the 2000 presidential elections. As they retold their stories, their memories became tinged with the bitterness they felt about the party they supported being ousted from power, leaving them unable to identify with either their new home, Taiwan, or the home they left a half century earlier, China. The dissertation also presents oral history from relatives left behind on China during the flight to Taiwan and the persecution they suffered as a result of having "overseas connections"---relatives on Taiwan. The dissertation raises the question of whether or not the imagined ties between relatives separated by the ongoing hostilities between the governments on China and Taiwan have created a community that transcends national barriers
School code: 0250
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 69-06A
主題 History, Asia, Australia and Oceania
Alt Author University of Washington
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