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Exploring ‘the authentic’ in Taiwanese politics: an intergenerational analysis

Yu, Ssu-Han and Jian, Miaoju (2022) Exploring ‘the authentic’ in Taiwanese politics: an intergenerational analysis. In: Heřmanová, Marie, Skey, Michael and Thurnell-Read, Thomas, (eds.) Cultures of Authenticity. Emerald Group Publishing, 319 - 332. ISBN 9781801179379

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Identification Number: 10.1108/978-1-80117-936-220221024


The authors focus on a non-Western setting that has hardly featured in debates around political authenticity, Taiwan. The authors also adopt a novel inter-generational perspective to look at varying attitudes towards two ‘unconventional’, high-profile politicians, Ko Wen-je and Han Kuo-yu. Drawing on focus group data, the authors note the similarities and differences in the way that the different generations engage with, and assess, the two politicians with a particular focus on the extent to which their personalities, appearance, and everyday activities are perceived as authentic.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JC Political theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2023 12:51
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2023 19:09

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