Hypotheses on Taiwanese Nationalism
A talk by Perry Anderson
Thursday, May 13, 2004
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4355 D Public Policy Building
Professor Anderson's talk will focus on three main questions. How should Taiwanese nationalism be viewed in a comparative perspective -- where does it fit taxonomically? What are the prospects for this nationalism vis-a-vis China, over the short or longer run? How much leverage does the United States have over the situation in Taiwan?
Perry Anderson holds a joint appointment in the Departments of History and Sociology at UCLA. Among his publications are Passages From Antiquity to Feudalism (1974), Lineages of the Absolutist State (1974), In the Tracks of Historical Materialism (1985), English Questions ( 1992), A Zone of Engagement (1992), and The Origins of Postmodernity (1998).
Has been the editor of the New Left Review since 1962 and was a cofounder of Verso books. He is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books.
Perry Anderson has been described as "one of the foremost contemporary Marxist thinkers." His oeuvre extends from English exceptionalism to European absolutism, from the politics of Latin American transitions to the shifting contours of Western Marxism, from the origins of postmodernism to exterminism and the Cold War. Born in London in 1938, Anderson moved to China where his father was stationed while in the employ of the Chinese Maritime Customs. After spending the war years in the United States, the family returned to the south of Ireland where he was raised. Anderson went up to Worcester College, Oxford, in 1956 where his interests shifted from "modern greats" to philosophy and psychology to modern languages.
Two years ago Perry Anderson was interviewed on UCTV. The interview can be viewed in streaming video
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