Theories of 
Nation, Nationalism and National Identity 
Important Issues for Discussion
  1. General Introduction 總論:

  2. 國家形成-歷史、語言、政府、國家主體、國家(民族)主義 . 
  3. 種族、性別、階級(國家+後殖民主義、性別研究、馬克思主義
Abstracts of Important Writings
  1. Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. rev. ed. NY: Verso, 1991  Chaps. 1-3

  3. Balibar, Etienne & Immanuel Wallenstein. Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities. NY: Verso, 1991.  "The Nation Form" 

  5. Guibernau, Montserrat Nationalisms: The Nation-State and Nationalism in the Twentieth Century Introd. ; Chaps 2-3

  7. Brennan "The National Longing for Form"

  9. [假台灣人專輯] . 《島嶼邊緣》2.4 (1993.7). 

  11. 台灣本土運動與台灣主體辯論

I. General Theory and History 

II. Nationalism, imperialism and postcolonialism 

III. National Identity and Immigration 

IV. Nationalism and Sexuality 

V. Nations and National cultures 

  1. Asia 
  2. India 
  3. Taiwan/China 
  4. Hong Kong 
  5. Canada 
  6. the Carribbean
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This bibliography was first prepared for the course  國家敘述與後殖民論述. offered in Fall,1996 in the Comparative Literature Graduate Program of Fu Jen University.  Kate Liu 
 * -- Those selected for course discussion 

I. General Theory and History

*Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. rev. ed. NY: Verso, 1991. 

Anthias, Floya & Nira Yuval-Davis. Racialized Boundaries: Race, Nation, Gender, Colour and Class and the Anti-Racist Struggle. NY: Routledge, 1992. (examples from UK) 

Balakrishnan, Gopal. "The National Imagination." New Left Review 211(1995): 56-69. 
---, ed. Mapping the Nation. Introd. Benedict Anderson. NY: Verso, 1996. 

*Balibar, Etienne & Immanuel Wallenstein. Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identities. NY: Verso, 1991. 1.  "The Nation Form";2.  "Racism and Nationalism" 

Buell, Frederick. National Culture and the New Global System. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins UP, 1994. 

Davis, Horace B. Toward a Marxist Theory of Nationalism. NY: Monthly Review P, 1978. (discussion of theories of Stalin, Trotsky, Sultan Guliev, Fanon and Amilcar Cabral.) 

Gellner, Ernest. Nations and Nationalism. NY: Cornell UP, 1983.  
--sees the social roots of nationalism in industrial social organization. 

*Guibernau, Montserrat. Nationalisms: The Nation-State and Nationalism in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1996. 

Hobsbawm, E.J. Nations and Nationalism since 1780: Programme, Myth, Reality. NY: Columbia UP, 1990. 

Hutchinson, John & Anthony D. Smith. Nationalism(Oxford Readers). Oxford: Oxford UP, 1994. 

James, Paul. Nation Formation: Towards a Theory of Abstract Community. London: Sage, 1996. (A theoretical survey) 

Tomlinson, John. Cultural Imperialism: A Critical Introduction. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins UP, 1991. 

Woolf, Stuart, ed. Nationalism in Europe 1815 to the present: A Reader. NY: Routledge, 1996. (contains a review of Gellner and Anderson) 

For Love of Country: Debating the Limits of Patriotism. Beacon, 1996. 

卡西爾,恩斯特. 《國家的神話》. 范進等譯. 台北:桂冠,1992. 

《當代》95 .3.1(1994) [ 國家意識與民族認同專輯] (包括美、法、義)。 

郭洪紀. 《新國家主義》. 台北:陽智,1996. 


II. Nationalism, imperialism and postcolonialism

*Ahmad, Aijaz. In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures. NY: Verso, 1992 (Includes: "Jameson's Rhetoric of Otherness and the 'National Allegory.'" 95-122) 

Anthias, Floya & Nira Yuval-Davis. Racialized Boundaries: Race, Nation, Gender, Colour, and Class, and the Anti-racist Struggle. NY: Routeledge, 1992. 

Ashcroft, Bill, Gareth Griffiths & Helen Tiffin. The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures. NY: Routledge, 1989. 

--- et al, eds. The Post-Colonial Studies Reader. NY: Routledge, 1995. (Part V Nationalism) 

Azim, Firdous. The Colonial Rise of the Novel. NY: Routledge, 1993. 

Bhabha, Homi. "Representation and the Colonial Text: A Critical Exploration of Some Form of Mimeticism" The Theory of Reading. Ed. Frank Bloversmith. Brighton: Harvester, 1984. 

---, ed. Nation and Narration. NY: Routledge, 1990. 
(includes: Renan, "What is a Nation?" 8-22

*Brennan, "The National Longing for Form." 44-70 
During, "Literature: Nationalism's Other? The Case for Revision." 138-53. 
*Bhabha, "DissemiNation: Time, Narrative, and the Margins of the Modern Nation." 291-322.)
Eagleton, et al. Nationalism, Colonialism, and Literature. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1990. 

*Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth. NY: Penguin, 1967. 

*Jameson, Fredric. "Third World Literature in the Era of Multinational Capital." Social Text (Fall 1986): 65-88. 

Radhakrishnan, R. Diasporic Meditations: Between Home and Location. Minneapolis: Minnesota UP, 1996. 

*Reiss, Timothy J. "Mapping Identities: Literature, Nationalism, Colonialism." American Literary History 4.4 (1992): 649-77. 
(An interesting critique of Nationalism, Colonialism, and Literature & Nation and Narration)
*Sprinker, Michael. "The National Question: Said, Ahmad, Jameson." Public Culture 6(1993): 3-29. 

For the Love of Country: Debating the Limits of Patriotism. Beacon Press. 

Young, Robert. Colonial Desire: Hybridity in Theory, Culture and Race. NY: Routledge, 1995. 


III. National Identity and Immigration

*Ramirez, Bruno. "The Perils of Assimilation: Toward a Comparative Analysis of Immigration, Ethnicity and National Identity in North America." From 'Melting Pot' to Multiculturalism: The Evolution of Ethnic Relations in the United States and Canada. Bulzoni Editore, 1990: 143-68. 
Smith, Susan. "Immigration and Nation-Building in Canada and the United Kingdom." Constructions of Race, Place and Nation. Ed. Peter Jackson & Jan Penrose. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1994. 


IV. Nationalism and Sexuality

*Parker, Andrew, et al, eds. Nationalisms and Sexualities. NY: Routledge, 1992.
 (Spivak "Woman in Difference: Mahasweta Devi's 'Douloti the Bountiful.'" 96-120.

*Garber "The Occidental Tourist: M. Butterfly and the Scandal of Transvestism" 121-46. 
Eve K. Sedgwick. "Nationalisms and Sexualities in the Age of Wilde." 235-245. 
*Heng, Geraldine and Janadas Devan. "State Fatherhood: The Politics of Naitonalism, Sexuality and Race in Singapore.")
《騷動》. 1(1996). 〔女人.國家與政黨〕 


V. Nations and National cultures

A. Asia

Dissanayake, Wimal, ed. Colonialism and Nationalism in Asian Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1994. 
Lim, Shirley. Writing Southeast Asia in English. London: Skoob, 1994. 



B. India

Chartterjee, Partha. Nationalist Thought and the Colonial World: A Derivative Discourse? Zed Books Ltd., 1986. 
---. The Nation and its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1993. 



C. Taiwan /China

黃文雄. 《台灣.國家的條件》. 台北:前衛,1990. 
———. 《中國解體論》. 台北:自立晚報,1992. 
張京媛編. 《後殖民理論與文化認同》. 台北:麥田,1995. 
張茂桂等. 《族群關係與國家認同》. 台北:業強,1993. 
戴國煇 . 《台灣結與中國結:睪丸理論與自立.共生的構圖》. 台北:遠流,1994. 
鄭樹森編. 《文化批評與華語電影》.台北:麥田,1995. 
鄭明琍. 《當代台灣政治文學論》. 台北︰時報,1994. 

*[假台灣人專輯] . 《島嶼邊緣》2.4 (1993.7). 

*〔邱貴芬與廖朝陽論辯〕. 《典律與文學教學》. 主編:陳東榮、陳長房. 中壢:中央大學,1996. 
*《中外文學》273 (1995 Feb). 〔台灣文學的動向〕.及後續274. 
廖咸浩. 《在解構與解體之間徘徊--台灣現代小說中「中國身分」的轉變 



D. Hong Kong

*周蕾.〈殖民者與殖民者之間〉. 《寫在家國之外》. Hong Kong: Oxford UP, 1995. 



E. Canada

Birdalsingh, Frank. Novels and the Nation: Essays in Canadian Literature. Toronto: Tsar, 1995. 
Davey, Frank. Post-National Arguments: The Politics of the Anglophone-Canadian Novels since 1967. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1993. Canadian Journal of Film Studies. Cinema and Nation. 2.2-2.3(1993). 



F. the Carribbean

Harney, Stefano. Nationalism and Identity: Culture and the Imagination in a Caribbean Diaspora,. London: Zed Books, 1996. 



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