democratization

The Perception of Legitimacy and its Changesduring Taiwan’s Democratic Transition:Imagining “China” and “Taiwan” in Lung Ying-Tai’s Narrative, 1983-2006

The imagination regarding China, Taiwan and their relationship
has changed during the democratization in Taiwan. Through the concept
of‘ moral horizon’, this paper aims at illustrating how the imagination
has been transformed by means of Lung Ying-tai’s works. As Taiwan’s
democratization represents a shift from a Sino-centered Weltanschauung
to Taiwanese subjective consciousness, Lung’s sense of national identity
has changed from Chinese to Taiwanese. However, her Chinese cultural

State-Inflicted Death: Differing Approaches to the Death Penalty in Taiwan and Singapore

This paper seeks to examine why some countries have abolished the death penalty while others choose to keep it, given their popular opinions overwhelmingly favoring this tool to pursue justice. Taking Taiwan and Singapore as cases, this study demonstrates different approaches toward this controversial issue. In contrast to Singapore’s self-confidence on exercising its sovereignty, Taiwan has been isolated from international society and thus has stronger incentives to use this issue as a means to attract attention and acknowledgement.

State-Inflicted Death: Differing Approaches to the Death Penalty in Taiwan and Singapore

This paper seeks to examine why some countries have abolished the death penalty while others choose to keep it, given their popular opinions overwhelmingly favoring this tool to pursue justice. Taking Taiwan and Singapore as cases, this study demonstrates different approaches toward this controversial issue. In contrast to Singapore’s self-confidence on exercising its sovereignty, Taiwan has been isolated from international society and thus has stronger incentives to use this issue as a means to attract attention and acknowledgement.

Subscribe to RSS - democratization