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Cultural Memory in Mainland Immigrants’ Settlement of Taiwan: A Case Study of Zuoying Naval Veterans’ Villages

  • Danzhou Li
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Abstract

Grounded in an ethnographic framework to examine the built environment and the artistic practices of everyday life in the case of a disappearing naval Veterans’ Village in southern Taiwan, this chapter reveals a type of reticent yet uncertain sense of home, which is rooted in the Chinese Civil War but with a contemporary echo that manifests in a conflicting combination of the long-lasting dislocation memory, and the survival anxiety aroused by the demolition of immigrant housing in furtherance of urban renewal policies. Despite the crisis of the erasure of cultural memory, raking up the past by means of photographic art is pertinent to the reconfiguration of cultural identity via the politics of recognition. Thus, the dynamic process of identity-building is, somehow, towards the right of habitation in today’s sociocultural context of Taiwan.

Keywords

Naval Veterans Village Mainland Immigrants Urban Renewal Policies housesHouses 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Danzhou Li
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  1. 1.Institute of Urban GovernanceShenzhen UniversityShenzhen, P.R.CChina

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