What Pandas have taught me about identity politics

When the Chinese government offered a pair of pandas to Taiwan on the heels of its groundbreaking meeting with the leader of the island’s opposition party Lien Chan, it named the pandas Tuan Tuan and Yuan Yuan, after ‘Tuan Yuan,” the Chinese word for reunion. Predictably, the pro-independence party that presided over the island at … Continue reading What Pandas have taught me about identity politics