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Community II: The Media and Identity of the Lan Yu Community: Intersection of the West, the Hans, and the Aboriginals
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The subprojects of The Media and Identity of the Lan Yu Community are primarily managed by professors of the Department of Communications and Technology, National Chiao Tung University, including: Kuo, Liangwen, Lee, M., Ti Wei, Chang, Y. P, Tao, C. C, Lin, Chao-Chen, and other researchers. In the first stage of this program, it is themed with Proliferation or diversification: Globalization, digitization, and changing communication model. By taking the mediamorphosis properties of communication technologies, we discuss from the social and economic aspects of Taiwan how it globalized outwardly and localized intrinsically by succeeding foreign communication technologies. On the first year of the second stage, we will focus on the integrative theme of the center, taking Lan Yu as research target, it is themed with The Media and Identity of the Lan Yu Community. Via qualitative analysis, such as the discourse analysis of media representation, ethnographic content analysis, in-depth interviews and scientific quantitative analysis (ex. examine dynamic web modules via StOCNET) et cetera, we discuss the identity issues of the Lan Yu aboriginals under the influence of globalization and localization--- the intersection of the West, the Hans, and the aboriginals. Lan Yu is located 40 nautical miles off the south-east coast of Taiwan in the Pacific Ocean. The majority of the inhabitants of the island are Tao people. The local social culture not only differs from island of Taiwan but also other aboriginal groups. Whereas, past documentations or reports of Lan Yu are more often than not filled with the viewpoints and political implications of the mainstream society and dominant ethnicity. Thus, this program aims to probe into the identity issues of Lan Yu aboriginals through the understanding of Lan Yu traditional and modernization media development, and enter into a dialogue with the Interdepartmental Writing Program.