Imagining Taiwan: The Role of Art in Taiwan’s Quest for Identity
Sophie McIntyre, Australian National University
Taiwan’s quest for identity and international recognition have unequivocally been the most important issues in Taiwan over the past 40 years, and they continue to generate impassioned debate, nationally and internationally. This book explores the instrumental roles artists, curators and museums have played in Taiwan’s nation-building process. It focuses on the post-martial law period, from 1987 until 2010, a transformative period when democratization gave rise to a heightened sense of Taiwanese nationalism, and when issues concerning Taiwan’s identity vis-à-vis with China, peaked.