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The Cyber-reception for Three Hakka Tulou Construction Projects in Taiwan

From the Event to a Critique of Representative Democracy
Fiorella Bourgeois
p. 19-26

Abstract

In the early 2010s, under the second mandate of Ma Ying-jeou (KMT), plans to construct three Hakka tulou in western Taiwan aroused considerable discontent amongst a section of the Taiwanese population. Their disapproval manifested itself in the eruption of small-scale demonstrations and in the expression of differences of opinion and individual experiences in the cybersphere. As actors, internet users took on the role of citizen’s watch and people’s judge and revealed, through a critique of the three projects, the failings and tensions present in representative democracy both in terms of cultural identity and procedural mechanisms, highlighting opposed values of the various social agents.

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Excerpt

Full text document will be published online on June 2018.

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References

Bibliographical reference

Fiorella Bourgeois, « The Cyber-reception for Three Hakka Tulou Construction Projects in Taiwan », China Perspectives, 2017/2 | 2017, 19-26.

Electronic reference

Fiorella Bourgeois, « The Cyber-reception for Three Hakka Tulou Construction Projects in Taiwan », China Perspectives [Online], 2017/2 | 2017, Online since 01 June 2018, connection on 20 October 2017. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/7310

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About the author

Fiorella Bourgeois

Fiorella Bourgeois is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS); UMR 8173 China, Korea, Japan; Research Centre on Modern and Contemporary China (CECMC).École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, 54 boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris, France (fiorella.bourgeois@ehess.fr).

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