Making History: Scotland and Taiwan, 2014

The Chinese government has long promoted the vision of a Greater China under its perpetual stewardship – an expanded People’s Republic into which Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan will have been harmoniously assimilated. In 2014, this segment of Xi Jinping’s ‘China Dream’ was rudely interrupted by the Sunflower Movement in Taiwan (in April) and the … more

Cross-straits Relations: an era of uncertainty

On 29 November, Taiwanese voters went to the polls in island-wide elections to elect over 11,000 municipal offices, from city mayors to village councils. It was the first time that all of these municipal elections had been held at the same time, in accordance with the goal of Taiwan’s Central Election Commission to reduce the … more

The Sunflower Movement in Taiwan

Mark Harrison is a Taiwan specialist, Senior Lecturer in Chinese at the University of Tasmania in Hobart and Development Director of the UTAS Asia Institute. His publications include Legitimacy, Meaning and Knowledge in the Making of Taiwanese Identity (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and The Margins of Becoming: Culture and Identity in Taiwan (Wiesbaden: Harrassovitz, 2007). … more

The Anti-Media Monopoly Movement 反媒體壟斷運動 in Taiwan

Mark Harrison University of Tasmania Mark Harrison is the author of Legitimacy, Meaning and Knowledge in the Making of Taiwanese Identity (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and co-editor of The Margins of Becoming: Culture and Identity in Taiwan (Wiesbaden: Harrassovitz, 2007). He also wrote the section ‘Cross-Straits Relations’ in our China Story Yearbook 2012. Mark is a senior lecturer in Chinese Studies … more