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Ming-sho Ho: Taiwan's Youth Movement and Politics since the 2014 Sunflower Movement

Date: Tuesday, 18th May, 2021

Time: 10:00am CEST

Location: Online


"In this lecture, I will survey the causes and the outcomes of Taiwan's 2014 Sunflower Movement, which involved a student-led occupation of the national legislature. After that incident, Taiwan's youth activism proliferated and helped the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party to capture the national power in 2016. After the power turnover, youth protests still continued, particularly on the issues of same-sex marriage and labor rights. In particular, young voters' fear of being annexed by People's Republic of China, which was intensified by Hong Kong's anti-extradition protest in 2019, helped consolidate the landslide reelection victory for the Democratic Progressive Party in 2020."

Ming-sho Ho is a professor at the Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University. He published Challenging Beijing's Mandate from Heaven (2019) and Taiwan's Working Class Formation (2014).






Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies

Department of East Asian Studies
University of Vienna
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1090 Vienna Austria

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