Our interests lie in the formation and maintenance of nation states and in the ways in which a national identity is formed for communities not only at a national level and but also for some communities who have an identity which is not necessarily yet formed within a state. The expression of nationalism is varied, and depending on the area that is being studied, might include education or public policy. It might also include the lived every day and the way in which every day practices help to form a personâs sense of belonging to a specific nation state. Our current research explores: theoretical interests in nationalism and what constitutes a state; China and nationalism; Taiwan and nationalism; Indonesia and nationalism; Singapore and nationalism.
Staff working in the area include:
Dr Victoria Eaves, PhD, The Diary of Tamura Yoshikazu- Writing under the Gaze of the Kokutai during the Japanese Imperial Army New Guinea Campaign
Peipei Chen - The Educational Movements of Lin Hsien-T'ang- A Study of Lin's Significant Educational Endeavour in the Making of Taiwanese Identity and History During the Japanese Rule of Taiwan
Harrison, M, Legitimacy, Meaning and Knowledge in the Making of Taiwanese Identity, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 272. ISBN 978-1-4039-7587-4 (2006).
Harrison, M, 'How to Speak about Oneself: Theory and Identity in Taiwan', Cultural Studies and Cultural Industries in Northeast Asia: What a Difference a Region Makes , Hong Kong University Press, Chris Berry, Nicola Liscutin, Jonathan D. Mackintosh (ed), Hong Kong, pp. 51-70. ISBN 978-962-209-974-6 (2009).
Harrison, M, 'Writing Taiwan's nationhood: language, politics, history', Re-Writing Culture in Taiwan, Routledge, Fang-long Shih, Stuart Thompson, Paul-Francois Tremlett (ed), Abingdon, pp. 123-139. ISBN 0-415-46666-0 (2009).
Hartley, BT, 'Takeda Taijun in Shanghai: Recollections of Republican China and Imperial Japan', Foreigners and Foreign Institutions in Republican China (Chinese Worlds), Routledge, Anne-Marie Brady, Douglas Brown (ed), Abingdon ISBN 978-0415528658 (In Press).
Hartley, BT, 'The subversive girl and national discourse in pre-war Japan: Takeda Taijun's Kizoku no kaidan', Asian Studies Review, 32 (3) pp. 361-374. ISSN 1035-7823 (2008).
Authorised by the Acting Head of School, Humanities
18 December, 2012