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The Landscape of Historical Memory – The Politics of Museums and Memorial Culture in Post-Martial Law Taiwan - Hong Kong Scholarship Online
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The Landscape of Historical Memory: The Politics of Museums and Memorial Culture in Post-Martial Law Taiwan

Kirk A. Denton

Abstract

The Landscape of Historical Memory explores the place of museums and memorial culture in the contestation over historical memory in post–martial law Taiwan. The book is particularly oriented toward the role of politics—especially political parties—in the establishment, administration, architectural design, and historical narratives of museums. It is framed around the wrangling between the “blue camp” (the Nationalist Party, or KMT, and its supporters) and the “green camp” (Democratic Progressive Party, DPP), and its supporters) over what facets of the past should be remembered and how they sho ... More

Keywords: Taiwan, museums, historical memory, party politics, postcoloniality, neoliberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9789888528578
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528578.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kirk A. Denton, author
The Ohio State University