The Internet and Taiwan’s New Civic Movement in the Information Age: Hung Chung-chiu’s Case (2013)

In: Asiascape: Digital Asia
Chin-fu Hung Department of Political Science & Institute of Political Economy National Cheng Kung University Taiwan

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Using the case of the death of a 24-year old Taiwanese soldier, Hung Chung-chiu (洪仲丘), this article investigates the evolving phenomenon of Taiwan’s new civic movement that is highly mediated and empowered by Information and Communications Technologies (icts). Examining the case of a tragic death of Army Corporal Hung, this article argues that enhanced public engagement and awareness of citizens’ rights in the military will ultimately further strengthen Taiwan’s civil society and will eventual help consolidate Taiwan’s young democracy.

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