Mittwoch, 10. Januar 2018, 18:30 - 20:00 iCal

Censorship as Procedure and Practice in Taiwan

Post-war Taiwan

SIN 1, Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften Sinologie
Spitalgasse 2 Hof 2 Aufgang 2.3, 1090 Wien


This presentation will explore how state agencies used their various means of exercising power and projecting authority in order to shape the literary production and the literary scene in Taiwan during this unique period, which witnessed the first signs of the looming authoritarianism that was to cast its shadow over the following decades. Adding to existing scholarship which investigates the consequences of the purges of high-profile intellectuals after the 2.28 Incident (Cai Shengqi 2005, He Yilin 1997),

the presentation shall probe deeper into the problem of censorship as a specific way of (1) exercising state control over published contents which challenged the KMT’s ideology as well as (2) a means to limit the freedom of agents in the literary field.


Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies


Astrid Lipinsky
Universität Wien
4277 43844