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The Change of Ruling Parties and Taiwan's Claim to Multiculturalism before and after 2008

Wechsel der Regierungsparteien und Taiwans multikulturellem Anspruch vor und nach 2008
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Cheng, Isabelle; Fell, Dafydd

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Abstract "In recent years, female marriage migration from China and Southeast Asia has significantly increased the number of foreign-born citizens in Taiwan. This article is a preliminary investigation into how political parties responded to the growing multicultural makeup of the national community between 2000 and 2012. We examine the content of the Understanding Taiwan textbook, the election publicity of the two major political parties, citizenship legislation, and the results of interviewing immigrant women. The findings show that the change in the ruling party did make differences in terms of both parties' projection of immigrant women in election propaganda and citizenship legislation. However, inward-looking multiculturalism is practised by the two main political parties in Taiwan to forge national identity and enhance national cohesion rather than to promote the recognition of immigrants' different cultural heritage." (author's abstract)
Keywords Taiwan; multilateralism; multicultural society; migrant; woman; wedding; marriage immigration; national identity; party; Far East; Asia
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
Page/Pages p. 71-103
Journal Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 43 (2014) 3
ISSN 1868-1026
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-NoDerivs