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The Movement against Science Park Expansion and Electronics Hazards in Taiwan

A review from an environmental justice perspective
Hua-mei Chiu
p. 15-22


This article focuses on the growth and transformation of the movement against the expansion of science parks and electronics hazards in Taiwan. The author finds that the movement has brought about a strong overall trend against the industry’s expansion and has gradually raised significant concern for environmental justice in the past decade. Concern for environmental and social justice has been interwoven to frame the movement’s discourse and actions in the following three aspects: first, campaigning for procedural justice, democratic decision-making, and information transparency; second, campaigning for distributive justice of land, water, and environmental risk; and third, campaigning for the right of recognition.

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Electronic reference

Hua-mei Chiu, « The Movement against Science Park Expansion and Electronics Hazards in Taiwan », China Perspectives [Online], 2014/3 | 2014, Online since 01 January 2017, connection on 27 May 2017. URL :

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About the author

Hua-mei Chiu

Hua-mei Chiu is Assistant Professor in Sociology at the National Sun Yat-sen University.Department of Sociology, National Sun Yat-sen University, 70 Lienhai Rd., Kaohsiung City 80424, Taiwan (

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