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A Comparison of Politics of Street Names in Taipei and Shanghai

  • Wenchuan Huang
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Abstract

After the Chinese Civil War, the Republic of China (ROC) government, led by Kuomintang (KMT) withdrew to Taiwan, and made Taipei as the temporary capital in 1949, while the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) declared the creation of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in Beijing. Since then, the cross-Strait relations are alienated from each other. However, the street names of Taipei and Shanghai present a high degree of correlation in these two cities. Both are filled with the geographical places of mainland China. This chapter will make use of critical theories to argue street names as the illustration of state power on its spatial politics by examining the scale and location of the street names related to geographical places in Taipei and Shanghai. This argument will be based on their political difference on the two sides of the Taiwan Strait to compare and analyze the difference responses between the CCP and KMT governments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wenchuan Huang
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  1. 1.Department of Taiwan and Regional StudiesNational Dong Hwa UniversityHualienRepublic of China (Taiwan)

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