Culture and Identity: The Consolidation of Taiwanese Identity and Its Impact on Taiwan's Economic Policy
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Leadership and Public Policy Executive Education
Identities, be they local, national, regional, cultural or ideological, are deeply held values with physical or psychological boundaries that can both unify and divide real or imagined communities. This program offers in-depth discussions of the forces that shape cultural identities and their social and political implications in Chinese societies today. Topics covered include: modern and contemporary Chinese nationalism; Singapore’s nation-building and civic pride; identity shifts in Taiwan; Hong Kong’s social and cultural change; youth culture and fluid identities; and the roles of history, culture and policy in identity shaping and reinforcement.