Contemporary Taiwanese Cultural Nationalism

Contemporary Taiwanese Cultural Nationalism

Contemporary Taiwanese Cultural Nationalism

Contemporary Taiwanese Cultural Nationalism

Excerpt

This book draws on research I completed for my PhD dissertation. Although it was I who had the pleasure of doing research on Taiwanese cultural nationalism, the completion of the dissertation and the book reflects the support, effort, and contributions of many people both in Taiwan and in the United States. A complete acknowledgement of all those who have helped me over the past years would require an additional chapter. The following list is necessarily incomplete.

My greatest thanks go to my advisor, Professor Richard Madsen, for his invaluable guidance. He has been my mentor since I came to study at the University of California, San Diego. I doubt that I would have continued to pursue my studies at UCSD without his encouragement and support.

I also want to express my deepest appreciation to the other four members of my committee, Professors Michael Schudson, Juan Diez-Medrano, Stephen Cornell, and William Tay. Their patience, advice, and guidance have been instrumental in the writing and completion of the dissertation. I would also like to thank Professors Gershon Shafir and Kathryn Woolard for introducing me in their seminars to sociological research in the areas of nationalism and language respectively.

During the writing of the dissertation I was a visiting student at the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica in Taiwan. After I received my doctoral degree, I held a position as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute. I am thankful to the Institute for providing me with office space, computer facilities, and library resources. One could not hope for a more stimulating environment in which to write one's dissertation and book. Among those at the Institute, I wish to convey my special and sincere thanks to Professors Wang Fu-ch'ang and Chang Mau-kuei. Professor Wang has been a source of tremendous inspiration, giving very generously of his time in reading drafts and providing useful feedback. The post-doctoral position allowed me the luxury of time to read, write, and think more about Taiwanese cultural nationalism. Professor Chang made it happen. I am thankful to him for his unflagging encouragement and support.

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.