Identity: In Searching the Meaning of Chineseness in Greater China

Gordon C. K. Cheung

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Abstract

Among the people in Greater China (People’s Republic of China [PRC], Taiwan
and Hong Kong), needless to say, economic incentive, political relations and
business relations all conjure up an ethos of relations, if not close bonds,
among Hong Kong, Taiwan and the PRC. The rise of China matters to everyone
who lives in Greater China. Hong Kong is already part of China. Taiwan,
according to the PRC, cannot be independent without running the risk of a war.
Yet, my question is that are those Chinese the same in Greater China? Do they
have different identities? If living with China is inevitable, do they need to search
for a new identity to face the challenges?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherAsia Research Centre. Copenhagen Business School
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes
SeriesCopenhagen Discussion Papers
Number10
ISSN0904-8626

Keywords

  • Chineseness
  • Greater China
  • Identity
  • National boundaries
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan

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