GLOBAL IDENTITY CRISIS AND SPIRITUAL DECOLONIZATION OF TAIWAN
V. C. GOLOVACHEV Candidate of Historical Sciences The first global crisis of the XXI century dispelled the last illusions about the imminent arrival of an era of global material prosperity. Until recently, the ridiculed ideas of spiritual " marginals "are taking over the world, and yesterday's" pillars "and" idols " of man-made Olympus were on the verge of spiritual bankruptcy, often being in a state of shock, confusion or apathy. Old shoes are flying at the world's fate-makers. Major multinational companies are shutting down factories around the world and openly admitting to the failure of their models and forecasts of development. Life's seemingly unshakable values are being devalued. The whole world is looking for ways of salvation, for which it is forced to recognize the inadequacy of the usual self-perception and the need to reevaluate its global identity, which was often relegated to total Westernization before. Taiwan, unlike most countries, has been living in this state of transition for more than a century, also faces the challenge of changing its identity. The deep crisis of global identity gives the island a chance to make a breakthrough and, finally, really accelerate the long-delayed formation of a new "Taiwanese identity". The main factors of this process are the trends of Decitaization (going beyond the traditional Chinese identity), Taiwanization (the revival of "aboriginal" Austronesian* or "island" identity) and globalization (unification or denunciation of all forms of native identity) of social ideology in Taiwan. But in the current form, all these factors work against each other and are not able to give the final result. The process of modern Decitaization was preceded by the 230-year-old Sinization of the 17th and 19th centuries, the Japanization of 1895-1945, and the Sinization of Taiwan after 1945. The Chinaization of Chiang Kai-shek (1945-1975) included the forced de-Japonization and "Recitaization" of Taiwanese. Regardless of the ethnic and ... Read more
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