Memory Contested, Locality Transformed

Representing Japanese Colonial 'Heritage' in Taiwan

Min-Chin Chiang

Min-Chin Chiang

Distributed for Leiden University Press

176 pages | 8 1/5 x 10 3/4
Paper $55.00 ISBN: 9789087281724 Published May 2014 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Since the 1990s, Taiwan has experienced a “memory boom”—an acute interest in the country’s past—which has led to an increasing number of museum and heritage sites. Remains of Japanese colonial reign are part of this shared history, and their preservation plays a fundamental part of the new identity and cultural narratives of Taiwan at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first centuries. Delving into the colonial power structure arena, Memory Contested, Locality Transformed presents the extreme complexity of sharing the Japanese colonial past in postcolonial Taiwanese society. 
Preface: Journey from a Gold Town
Chapter One: Introduction
1.1 Colonial Heritage in the Global Sphere
1.2 Conceptual Threads
1.3 Taiwan, Japan and the Netherlands: scale and criteria
1.4 Thesis Structure and Chapter Plan
Chapter Two: Japanese ‘Heritage’ in Postcolonial Taiwan

2.1 The Colonial ‘Heritage’?
2.2 Place and Locality: Cultural Heritage and Community Building
2.3 Japanese Colonial Heritage in the Era of Localism
Chapter Three: Single Case Study: Jinguashi Mining Remains

3.1 When Past Meets Past at a Local Museum
3.2 Lost and Found of Community: Issue of Ecomuseum
3.3 The Hallway of Memory: The Diversified Interpretation of Colonial Heritage
3.4 Producing Locality
Chapter Four: Multiple Case Analysis
4.1 Layered Colonialism: Tongxiao Shinto Shrine ????
4.2 Ambiguous Japaneseness: Qingxiu Yuan ???
4.3 Industrializing Memories: Ciaotou Sugar Factory ????
4.4 Engaging Communities: Jiangjunfu Residences ???

List of Figures
Notes on Publication
Dutch and English Summary
Curriculum Vitae
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