National identity taking shape in Taiwan: study

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/05/25.
By: Chi Jo-yao 

Taipei, May 25 (CNA) The idea of Taiwan as a country is taking shape but there is no agreement on the cultural and political identities of the people, according to a recent study conducted by National Chengchi University.

The findings of the qualitative study on how Taiwanese identify themselves culturally and politically and on the changes over the years were released Saturday by Cheng Su-feng (鄭夙芬), a research fellow at the university’s Election Study Center.

Based on 113 interview transcripts from eight previous studies between 2000 and 2016, Cheng said, it is clear that a national identity is emerging in Taiwan.

The majority of people in Taiwan define being Taiwanese as having a sense of belonging, which is a key indicator of identity formation, the study shows.    [FULL  STORY]

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