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Exceptional States : Chinese Immigrants and Taiwanese Sovereignty.

By: Friedman, Sara L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oakland : University of California Press, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (263 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520961562.Subject(s): China -- Foreign relations -- Taiwan | Chinese -- Taiwan -- Social conditions | Citizenship -- Taiwan | Foreign spouses -- Taiwan -- Social conditions | Intercountry marriage -- Political aspects -- Taiwan | Self-determination, National -- Taiwan | Taiwan -- Foreign relations -- China | Women immigrants -- Taiwan -- Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Exceptional States : Chinese Immigrants and Taiwanese SovereigntyDDC classification: 362.83/98120951249 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Romanization and Naming -- Introduction: Sovereignty Effects -- PART ONE: BORDER CROSSINGS -- 1 Documenting Sovereignty -- 2 Real or Sham? Evaluating Marital Authenticity -- PART TWO: IMMIGRATION REGIMES -- 3 Exceptional Legal Subjects -- 4 Risky Encounters -- PART THREE: BELONGING -- 5 Gender Talk -- 6 Home and Belonging -- Epilogue -- Notes -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z.
Summary: 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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Cover -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Romanization and Naming -- Introduction: Sovereignty Effects -- PART ONE: BORDER CROSSINGS -- 1 Documenting Sovereignty -- 2 Real or Sham? Evaluating Marital Authenticity -- PART TWO: IMMIGRATION REGIMES -- 3 Exceptional Legal Subjects -- 4 Risky Encounters -- PART THREE: BELONGING -- 5 Gender Talk -- 6 Home and Belonging -- Epilogue -- Notes -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z.

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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