TAIPEI (1996-2006)/ COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT REMODELLING SCHEME: Bibliography (REVIEW)

Freeing Space from structural symbolism of martial law

“做為陳水扁與國民黨所象徵的威權所區隔重要的政治符號,「打造青春國」具有與舊威權政權切割、打造「解嚴台北」的政治意含。市長選舉呈現台北市族群關係的內在緊張,陳水扁或民進黨的執政難以用「臺灣」與「中華民國」的對立差異來爭取支持。反而在「民主」與「威權」、「改革」與「守舊」的對立中,「年輕」與「叛逆」是陳水扁對抗國民黨最有力的要素。空間解嚴跟一系列的「飆舞」活動,是陳水扁執政初期最令人印象深刻的措施。”

“Differentiating Chen Shui-bian from the authoritarian Kuomintang, the slogan “building a youthful country” has the political implication of abandoning the old authoritarian regime and freeing Taipei from the martial law. The tension existed inherently between citizens and the mayor election, neither Chen Shui-bian or the Dpp could use the opposition between “Taiwan” and “Republic of China” to gain support. Juxtaposing “democracy” and “authoritarianism” and “reform” and “old-fashion”, emphasizing “young” and “rebellious” are the most powerful weapon of Chen Shui-bian against the Kuomintang. Freeing Space from structural symbolism of martial law are the most impressive measures in the early days of Chen Shui-bian’s administration.”

Reference: 吳佳盈. 2011. “舞到西門町:從空間解嚴到主題樂園”.

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