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Exceptional States: Chinese Immigrants and Taiwanese Sovereignty

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by Sara L. Friedman
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Exceptional States: Chinese Immigrants and Taiwanese Sovereignty by Sara L. Friedman

Exceptional States examines new configurations of marriage, immigration, and sovereignty emerging in an increasingly mobile Asia where Cold War legacies continue to shape contemporary political struggles over sovereignty and citizenship. Focused on marital immigration from China to Taiwan, the book documents the struggles of these women and men as they seek acceptance and recognition in their new home. Through tracing parallels between the predicaments of Chinese marital immigrants and the uncertain future of the Taiwan nation-state, the book shows how intimate attachments and emotional investments infuse the governmental practices of Taiwanese bureaucrats charged with regulating immigration and producing citizenship and sovereignty. Its attention to a group of immigrants whose exceptional status has become necessary to Taiwan's national integrity exposes the social, political, and subjective consequences of life on the margins of citizenship and sovereignty.

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Pages: 264
Size: 3.0 MB
Publisher: University of California Press
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 2370006802570 (DRM-EPUB)

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