Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Transpacific ArticulationsStudent Migration and the Remaking of Asian America$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Chih-Ming Wang

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780824836429

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824836429.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hawaii.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hawaii University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use.date: 24 May 2022

Formosa Betrayed

Formosa Betrayed

Transnational Politics and Taiwanese American Identity

(p.90) 4 Formosa Betrayed
Transpacific Articulations

Chih-Ming Wang

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter considers the Taiwan independence movement (Taiwan duli yundong, referred to as Taidu hereafter) which, like Baodiao, is another instance of Asia's Cold War agitations that challenged the ideological foreclosure of anticommunism. Tracking the historical development of the Taidu campaign from the late 1940s to the 1990s, and its transformation from a revolutionary struggle to a form of “civic transnationalism”—the attempt to pursue a transnational political agenda through civic participation and affirmation of ethnic identity—this chapter intends to elucidate how Taiwan's national independence is curiously articulated with the Taiwanese American identity and bespeaks the importance of student migration and diasporic activism in transforming Asian America into a transpacific cultural and political space.

Keywords:   civic transnationalism, Taiwan independence movement, Taiwan duli yundong, Taidu, Cold War, national independence, Taiwanese American identity, student migration, diasporic activism, transnational politics

Hawaii Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.