This book combines perspectives from literature, anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, history, philosophy, and art to explore the culture of a fully industrialized society with a traditional Chinese background. It explores the importance of key cultural influences on Taiwan.
Introduction: Change and Contention in Taiwan's Cultural Scene Part I: Culture in "Crisis": Views of the Past and Outlooks for the Future 1. Cultural Policy on Postwar Taiwan 2. Civil Society and Taiwan's Quest for Identity 3. Taiwan and the Confucian Aspiration: Toward the Twenty-first Century Part II: Culture at the Individual Level: Education and Attitudes 4. Investment in Education and Human Resource Development in Postwar Taiwan 5. Transformation of Farmers' Social Consciousness in Postwar Taiwan Part III: Culture with a Small c: Everyday Life 6. Changes in Postwar Taiwan and Their Impact on the Popular Practice of Religion