Social Construction of National Reality

Social Construction of National Reality

Taiwan, Tibet and Hong Kong

Fu-Lai Tony Yu, Diana S. Kwan

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Social Construction of National Reality: Taiwan, Tibet and Hong Kong applies Peter Berger’s theory of social construction of reality to explain the origins of national identity and the process of nation building. Professor Fu-Lai Tony Yu and Diana S. Kwan examine how everyday life experiences, as a result of socialization, germinate ingroup and outgroup which differentiate nationals and foreigners. Using this theory to advance an understanding of conflicts between national groups, Yu and Kwan analyze how national consciousnesses have precipitated the Taiwan Strait Crisis, upheavals in Tibet, and Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement.


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Fu-Lai Tony Yu:

Fu-Lai Tony Yu is emeritus professor of economics at Hong Kong Shue Yan University.

Diana S. Kwan is project coordinator in the Office of Medical Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Fu-Lai Tony Yu is emeritus professor of economics at Hong Kong Shue Yan University.

Diana S. Kwan is project coordinator in the Office of Medical Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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