Title

The cloak of a nation: Republic of China/Taiwan/Chinese Taipei, questions for the pursuit of nationalism in architecture

Date of this Version

1-1-2012

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

Citation only

Quek, R. (2012). The cloak of a nation: Republic of China/Taiwan/Chinese Taipei, questions for the pursuit of nationalism in architecture. In R. Quek, D. Deane & S. Butler (Eds.), Nationalism and Architecture (pp. 279- 292). Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

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2012 HERDC submission. FoR code: 120103

© Copyright Raymond Quek, Darren Deane and Sarah Butler, 2012

ISBN

9781409433859

Abstract

Extract

What is in a name of a nation, and does this matter in the conception and interpretation of architecture? To Western collectives in particular, since the nineteenth century the question of nation has been present in discussions of architecture as has been well circumscribed.¹ In the latter half of the twentieth century, this question became something much harder to visualize, as many complex and conflicted histories piled upon each other to complicate understanding.²

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