The Role of Art in the Absence of Transitional Justice in Taiwan, Republic of China

By Chieh-Hsiang Wu.

Published by The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts

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Transitional justice is a procedure for the government to redress past political and juristic mistakes; however, there are always issues beyond its reach. I’ve observed that when it comes to the more sensitive issues such as the violation of human rights, art is able to go further with subtle maneuvers through the dimensions of psychology, environment or gender. Based on my research I also find that, in Taiwan, art can better correspond to the formation of a civil society than direct political actions.

Keywords: Transitional Justice, Art Intervention, 228 Incident, White Terror, Taiwan

The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts, Volume 11, Issue 2, June, 2016, pp.33-50. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.495MB).

Chieh-Hsiang Wu

Associate Professor, Department of Art, National Chnghua University of Education, Taipei, Taiwan