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5. Taiwan Identity Media

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Since democratization under Lee Teng-hui's presidency, discussion of national identity is no longer taboo in the media. In this new environment, Taiwan identity media have become very important. With democratization and the growth of Taiwan identity, Taiwan identity media have occupied a significant place in Taiwan's media market. Some China identity media switched to Taiwan identity and some new Taiwan identity media sprang up, breaking through the long-term dominance of the China identity media formed under the autocratic KMT regime during the martial law period. Underground radio stations later became another important part in the shaping of national identity. This chapter discusses the relationship between the change of political climate and the development of the above media, and then considers the construction of a Taiwan national identity in the media, examining the reasons why various media outlets presented a Taiwan identity and the methods they used to present it.

Keywords: democratization; KMT regime; Lee Teng-hui; Taiwan identity media



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