Changing Identities in Taiwan under Ma Ying-jeou

  title={Changing Identities in Taiwan under Ma Ying-jeou},
  author={Jean-Pierre Cabestan},
Taiwan’s democratization has directly contributed to the emergence of Taiwanese identity and Taiwan nationalism. In spite of Ma Ying-jeou’s attempt between 2008 and 2016 to restore a more traditional Chinese and Republic of China (ROC) cultural and political identity, the Taiwanese civic identity has continued to consolidate. Ms. Tsai Ing-wen’s election and the DPP’s return to power in 2016 have confirmed this overarching trend. But at the same time, we are witnessing a diversification of the… 
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