Investigation on the Relationship between Historical Representation of Taiwan Historical Drama Film and Residents’ Place Identity by the Case of KANO

  • 李 芷嫺

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Under the discourse of “historiophoty” historical film not only provides different interpretation of the past for audience but also has become a new kind of history The research subject of this research is KANO which depicts the history of Japanese Colonial Period (1895-1945) in Taiwan During Japanese Colonial Period under the government of Japanese Taiwanese kept striving for democracy However within the 50 years lots of infrastructures were constructed and Taiwan was transformed into a modern society Because of the controversy of Japanese Colonial Period historical film has opportunity to give different interpretation of the past Therefore by focusing on residents’ place identity this research investigated how historical representation of historical film influences residents’ attitudes toward the past of their residence There are two phases in this research In the first phase by using the four elements of history this research analyzed how KANO represents the history and what history KANO represents In the second phase through in-depth interview with Chiayi residents this research analyzed how KANO influences Chiayi residents’ place identity This research found that the representation of place and the local culture depicted in KANO are the linkages between the residents and the past world KANO enables the residents to recall their memories related to their residence The residents also become more familiar with the history of Chiayi after watching KANO Besides KANO gives new characteristics to Chiayi and strengthens its original characteristics During the process of applying the characteristics to place marketing cooperatively Chiayi residents not only extend the idea of KANO but also improve the residents’ community identity
Date of Award2015 Jul 22
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorHui-Wen Lin (Supervisor)

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