Latest posts by David Reid from June, 2010
Michael Turton analyses a paper by Jeremy Taylor which looks at how a personality cult was built around Chiang Kai-shek in Taiwan and China.
Tim Maddog at Taiwan Matters discusses the use of the word “mainland” by people in Taiwan to refer to China. He argues it is part of an indoctrination effort by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT). He has translated an article which discusses how the use of the word affects people's...
Letters from Taiwan writes about the Chinese nation meme and how this is used by President Ma Ying-jeou to imply that both Taiwan and China are part of the Chinese Nation. However, this meme is just one of two competing memes about national identity in Taiwan.
Life in Taiwan reports on an international conference for indigenous peoples held in Taiwan. The conference brought together people from Austronesian-speaking countries to discuss issues such as health, education and endangered languages. Austronesian languages are spoken in the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and parts of Southeast Asia.