The formation of Taiwanese Identity after democratization.
Date: Nov 14th, 2017
Venue: Human-Environment Studies Meeting Room, Hakozaki Campus
Taiwan is an ethnically and culturally diverse island whose have long been asking themselves “who are we?” As Taiwan has democratized since the 1980s, the answers to this question have changed considerably. In this talk, I will analyze the historical background to this shifting identity discourse, focusing especially on the influence of former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui.
Shiho Maehara is a post-doctoral fellow attached to the Taiwan Studies Project at Kyushu University. Her research interests include Nationalism in East Asia, National Identity issues in Taiwan, Taiwan and Korea under Japanese rule and Taiwanese and Korean sentiment toward Japan. She recently translated into Japanese two books by the Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen.
**Please take note that The language of the presentation is in Japanese.