Mittwoch, 22. April 2015, 18:15 - 19:45 iCal

Taiwan’s post-2008 Environmental Activism

Green Rethoric or True Committment?

Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften/Sinologie
Spitalgasse 2 Court 2 Entrance 2.3, 1090 Wien


In my speech I will attempt to pinpoint the key issues that have characterised Taiwan’s environmental movement and its battles, starting with the democratic transition at the end of the ‘80s, before focusing on two developmental projects – Taiwan’s eighth petrochemical plant and fourth nuclear power facility – to bring to light the most signifi cant changes and continuities in the environmentalpolicy realm.

I will focus on the post-2008 period and the ensuing renaissance experienced by the environmental movement, among others. In the fi nal part of my speech I will considers the consequences of the KMT’s second electoral victory – in January 2012 – for environmental policies and, in light of the article’s fi ndings I will summarise whether we can talk of a green civic society becoming more successful or whether their victories are directly related to other outside events.

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Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies


Astrid Lipinsky
Universität Wien, Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften
4277 43844