Social and cultural geographies have long occupied a marginal position in Taiwan's scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Despite the influence of the so-called ‘cultural turn’ that has characterized much of Anglo-American scholarship since the 1990s (Barnett 1998), Taiwan's scholarship in the social sciences in general and human geography more specifically has remained relatively untouched by these intellectual currents till very recent years. This paper seeks to examine the social, intellectual and institutional contexts that explain this marginalization, and consider the possibilities for social and cultural geographies' emergence from marginality in Taiwan in the future. This possibility is considered in light of the burgeoning social and cultural geographies in Anglo-American scholarship and the emerging influence of cultural studies in Taiwan.
cultural geography, knowledge, social development, Asia, Taiwan
Asian Studies | Human Geography
Social and Cultural Geography
Taylor & Francis
Wu, Hsin-Ling, Jou, Sue-Ching, & Kong, Lily.(2006). The Development of Social and Cultural Geographies in Taiwan: Knowledge Production and Social Relevance. Social and Cultural Geography, 7(5), 827-845.
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