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Made in Taiwan: Om identitetskonstruktion i Taiwan

Johansson, Max (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Taiwan's recent democratization seem to have rallied a wider support of the notion of a national identity amongst its citizens which in the year 2000 led to the election of the pro-independence party DPP and President Chen Shui-bian. Meanwhile, China insists on the "one country, two systems" formula, regarding Taiwan as merely a Chinese province, and continues to fight any Taiwanese initiative towards sovereignty. Through a narrative perspective, this essay analyzes the self-conscious national identity-building quest embarked upon by DPP and President Chen Shui-bian. The analysis consists of three parts. Firstly, a text-analysis of President Chen Shui-bian's speeches is conducted to examine in what way he enforces and legitimizes the... (More)
Taiwan's recent democratization seem to have rallied a wider support of the notion of a national identity amongst its citizens which in the year 2000 led to the election of the pro-independence party DPP and President Chen Shui-bian. Meanwhile, China insists on the "one country, two systems" formula, regarding Taiwan as merely a Chinese province, and continues to fight any Taiwanese initiative towards sovereignty. Through a narrative perspective, this essay analyzes the self-conscious national identity-building quest embarked upon by DPP and President Chen Shui-bian. The analysis consists of three parts. Firstly, a text-analysis of President Chen Shui-bian's speeches is conducted to examine in what way he enforces and legitimizes the identity-building-process through narratives. Secondly, the DPP's efforts to restructure Taiwanese history and culture to create a shared sense of belonging is examined. Finally, the study summarizes the results of the DPP-led pursuit of a Taiwanese national identity by evaluating national-identity-surveys to observe whether the Taiwanese people's self-image has changed during the last five years or not. (Less)
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author
Johansson, Max
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Taiwan, National Identity, Narratives, Cross-strait relations, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1329577
date added to LUP
2006-04-19
date last changed
2006-04-19
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  abstract     = {Taiwan's recent democratization seem to have rallied a wider support of the notion of a national identity amongst its citizens which in the year 2000 led to the election of the pro-independence party DPP and President Chen Shui-bian. Meanwhile, China insists on the "one country, two systems" formula, regarding Taiwan as merely a Chinese province, and continues to fight any Taiwanese initiative towards sovereignty. Through a narrative perspective, this essay analyzes the self-conscious national identity-building quest embarked upon by DPP and President Chen Shui-bian. The analysis consists of three parts. Firstly, a text-analysis of President Chen Shui-bian's speeches is conducted to examine in what way he enforces and legitimizes the identity-building-process through narratives. Secondly, the DPP's efforts to restructure Taiwanese history and culture to create a shared sense of belonging is examined. Finally, the study summarizes the results of the DPP-led pursuit of a Taiwanese national identity by evaluating national-identity-surveys to observe whether the Taiwanese people's self-image has changed during the last five years or not.},
  author       = {Johansson, Max},
  keyword      = {Taiwan,National Identity,Narratives,Cross-strait relations,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Made in Taiwan: Om identitetskonstruktion i Taiwan},
  year         = {2006},
}