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Colonial Project, National GameA History of Baseball in Taiwan$
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Andrew Morris

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520262799

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520262799.001.0001

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Early Nationalist Rule, 1945–1967

Early Nationalist Rule, 1945–1967

“There’s no Mandarin in baseball”

(p.54) 3 Early Nationalist Rule, 1945–1967
Colonial Project, National Game

Andrew D. Morris

University of California Press

The Chinese Nationalist Party took over the Taiwanese government in the year 1945. The nationalists set to narrow the Taiwanese culture of its Japanese legacies while simultaneously restoring an essential and timeless Chinese culture, which the Taiwanese people most likely had been longing for half a century. The people, who arrive in Taiwan as part of the Nationalist movement, understood how difficult this transformation was going to be. The Taiwanese who are still grateful to their Japanese teachers, and friends could not have understood the weight of the Nationalist complaint against the defeated Japanese enemy. Policies of “de-Taiwanization” were enforced, authoritatively degrading any distinctively Taiwanese customs. These policies were designed to squeeze the bud of any heretical links between a culturally distinctive and politically separate Taiwan.

Keywords:   Chinese, de-Taiwanization, Taiwan, policy, separation

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