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Becoming “Japanese”: Colonial Taiwan and the Politics of Identity Formation
In 1895 Japan acquired Taiwan as its first formal colony after a resounding victory in the Sino-Japanese war. For the next fifty years, Japanese rule devastated and transformed the entire socioeconomic and political fabric of Taiwanese society. In Becoming Japanese, Leo Ching examines the formation of Taiwanese political and cultural identities under the dominant Japanese ...more
Paperback, 263 pages
Published June 30th 2001 by University of California Press
(first published June 18th 2001)
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Apr 23, 2008 morning Os rated it it was ok
This is a lame work as a history writing. It switches back and forth between historiography and actual history without letting the reader know. It is really unfortunate that there are few writings on colonial Taiwan in English, and this is one of the few... Sigh.