History, identity and the politics of Taiwan's Museums: Reflections on the DPP-KMT transition

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Museums in Taiwan-as elsewhere-have always been embroiled in politicised debates over collective identity, both reflecting and helping to shape the contours of identity discourse. During the four decades of the Martial Law era, the Kuomintang (KMT) regime used museums as vehicles for its campaigns to nurture patriotic citizens of a "Republic of China" encompassing the entire Chinese mainland. However, with the onset of democratisation from the late 1980s, museums increasingly reflected and reinforced a strengthening consensus over Taiwan's historical and cultural distinctiveness, while also mirroring the considerable pluralism of popular identity consciousness. This trend was accentuated under the regime of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) after 2000, but 2008 witnessed the return to power of a KMT determined to establish warmer ties with China. This paper examines the extent to which the new regime's more accommodative approach to China has extended into the realm of museums, while considering whether developments within the sector, and within broader Taiwanese society, mean that museums are no longer quite the pliable tools of official cultural policy that they once were.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)92-107
ページ数16
ジャーナルChina Perspectives
2010
3
出版ステータス出版済み - 12 1 2010
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations

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