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  • Brown, Melissa J., ed. (1996). Negotiating Ethnicities in China and Taiwan. Berkeley : Institute of East Asian studies, University of California.
  • Brown, Melissa J., ed. (2001).“Reconstructing Ethnicity: Recorded and Remembered Identity in Taiwan.”Ethnology, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 153-164.
  • Cabestan, Jean-Pierre (2005). “Specificities and Limits of Taiwanese Nationalism.” China Perspectives. No. 62, pp. 32-43.
  • Chang Mao-kuei (1996). Review of “Taiwan: National Identity and Democratization.” Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, Vol. 28, No.3-4, pp. 78-81.
  • Chang Ying-chang (1987). Ch’ing Dynasty Chinese Immigration to Taiwan: An Anthropological Perspective. Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, No. 64, pp. 179-203
  • Chen Chung-min, Chuang Ying-chang, and Huang Shu-min, eds. (1994). Ethnicity in Taiwan: Social, Historical, and Cultural Perspectives. Taipei: Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica.
  • Chen, Edward I-te (1970).“Japanese Colonialism in Korea and Formosa: A Comparison of the System of Political Control”, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol.30, pp. 126-158.
  • Ching, Leo T.S. (2001). Becoming “Japanese”:Colonial Taiwan and the Politics of Identity Formation. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Clough, Ralph (1978). Island China. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press
  • Corcuff, Stéphane (2000). “Taiwan’s “Mainlanders”: A New Ethnic Category. ”China Perspectives, No. 28 (March-April), pp. 71-81.
  • Corcuff, Stéphane (2005). “History Textbooks, Identity Politics and Ethnic Introspection in Taiwan.” In Edward Vickers and Alisa Jones, , History education and national identity in East Asia (pp. 133-169). NY: Routledge.
  • Corcuff, Stéphane, ed. (2002). Memories of the Future National Identity Issues and the Search for a New Taiwan. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe.
  • Dickson, Bruce (1993). “Lessons of Defeat: The Reorganization of the Kuomintang on Taiwan, 1950-52.” China Quarterly, No. 133, pp. 56-84.
  • Eyton, Lawrence (2004). Shattering the Myths: Taiwanese Identity and the Legacy of KMT Colonialism. Taipei: Yu Shan Press.
  • Fairbank, John King (1976). The United States and China. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
  • Ferrell, Raleigh (1969). Taiwan’s Aboriginal groups: Problems in Cultural and Linguistic Classification. Academia Sincia Monograph No.17, Taipei: Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sincia.
  • Goddard, W. G. (1996). Formosa: A Study in Chinese History. London : Macmillan.
  • Gold, Thomas (1986). State and Society in the Taiwan Miracle. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe.
  • Gold, Thomas (1994).“Civil Society and Taiwan’s Quest for Identity. In Stevan Harrell and Huang Chun-chieh, eds., Cultural Change in Postwar Taiwan.” (pp. 47-68). Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
  • Gries, Peter Hays and Jenny Su (2013). “Taiwanese Views of China and the world,” Japanese Journal of Political Science,Vol. 14, No.1, pp. 73-96.
  • Hsueh, Hua-yuan, Tai Pao-tsun and Chow Mei-li (2005). Taiwan Is Not Chinese.Taipei: Taiwan Advocates.
  • Hughes, Christopher R. (2011). “Negotiating national identity in Taiwan.” In Robert Ash, John W. Garver, and Penelope Prime, eds., Taiwan’s Democracy (pp. 51-74). NY: and London : Routledge.
  • Ka, Chih-ming (1995). Japanese Colonialism in Taiwan: Land Tenure, Development, and Dependency, 1895-1945. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
  • Kerr, George H (1965). Formosa Betrayed.Boston: Houghton Mifflin
  • Kerr, George H (1974). Formosa: Licensed Revolution and the Home Rule Movement, 1895-1945. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
  • Kubler, Cornelius (1985).The Development of Mandarin in Taiwan: A Case Study of Language Contact. Taipei: Student Book.
  • Lai Tse- han , Ramon H. Myers and Wei Wou (1991). A Tragic Beginning: The Taiwan Uprising of February 28, 1947. Stanford: Stanford University Press
  • Lin, April C. J. and Jerome F Keating (2000). Island in the Stream: A Quick Case Study of Taiwan’s Complex History. Taipei: SMC Publishing.
  • Loh, Pichon P.Y (1965). The Kuomintang Debacle of 1949: Conquest or Collapse? Boston: D. C. Heath
  • Mendel, Douglas (1970). The Politics of Formosan Nationalism. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.
  • Roy, Denny (2003). Taiwan: A Political History. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
  • Rubinstein, Murray, ed. (2003). Taiwan: A New History. Almond, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
  • Schubert, Gunter and Jens Damm, eds, (2011). Taiwanese identity in the 21st century: domestic, regional, and global perspectives. London : Routledge.
  • Shackleton, Allan J (1998). Formosa Calling: An Eyewitness Account of the February 28th, 1947 Incident. Upland, CA: Taiwan Publishing.
  • Shepherd, John Robert (1993). Statecraft and Political Economy on the Taiwan Frontier, 1600-1800. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
  • Taylor, Jay (2000). The Generalissimo’s Son: Chiang Ching-kuo and the Revolutions in China and Taiwan. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
  • Tien, Hung-mao (1989). The Great Transition: Political and Social Change in the Republic of China. Stanford, CA: Hoover Institute Press.
  • Ts’ai, Henry (2008). Taiwan in Japan’s Empire Building, London : Routledge.
  • Tsurumi, E. Patricia (1997). Japanese Colonial Education in Taiwan,1895-1945. Cambridge, Mass and London: Harvard University Press.
  • Wachman, Alan (1994). “Competing Identities in Taiwan.” In Murray Rubinstein, ed., The Other Taiwan: 1945 to the present (pp. 17-80). Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe.

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