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Moek's diploma in bas, 2010

  1. 1. Meeting PoeticVeterans Friendship Center and Citizen ParkMO, KUO-CHEN / Senior Veterans: According to the De nition of VAC, ROC, veterans who were born before 1934/12/31, and had already enlisted in the army in Mainland China. The group has a population of 271,495, the statistics of 2009/12.The veterans become a neglected group as the social shift in new Taiwanese society.They have highly cultural potential for all Taiwanese but the neglected group who ispowerless social stage has ever never been taken focus from existing government.My intention is to create a meeting place that is not just only for veterans group butalso for inviting the neighbor communities to participate in and therefore the culturalmeeting can be motivate while people interact.The site is a currently unoccupied children tra c park with three existing buildings. Iwould like to reuse the neglected park as a new social resource by infusing the newprogram of the veteran’s friendship center and citizen park.There exist various kinds of meeting and I intend to make the meeting poetic. It’s aplace for veterans meeting instead of the veteran hospital (where they meet nowa-days) and also a leisure place for the neighboring communities. Besides, it’s a place fordi erent cultures meeting as people join the cultural workshop or when people play-ing Chinese chess under trees together, etc. The place makes chances for encouragingveterans to meet and communicate with the new generation of Taiwanese people bymore natural and close methods o ering the further opportunities to acquaint youngage with the great culture assets. 1 Historical Perspective 2 Cultural Perspective The ROC Government relocated to Taiwan after the Chinese Civil War in 1949; 1. They came from di erent provinces of Mainland China. meanwhile, the movement of millions of people during the great migration 2. They spoke in diverse accents by their own dialects and eating habits were quite di erent. to Taiwan, and the largest was a group of the military and dependents. 3. The local Taiwanese called them the “Mainlanders” . Mainland China Mainland China Taiwan Taiwan The great migration in 1949, about 1.21 million people. The great cultural integration from 1949. 3 Social Perspective The population of the great migration in 1949 1. In the general impression, the senior veteran is a special group of Taiwanese society. 2. Most of them were students or farmers with genuine before they were forced to took part in the Chinese Civil War. 1,210,000 3. They were lacking of attention and better treatment during their early years in the army. 930,000 4. Because of the age or complex reasons, most of them left the military with receiving quite a small amount of pension then entered the local Taiwanese community one after another. 270,000 5. The majority of bachelors got married with local Taiwanese wives. 6. Some other singles went in the company of building illegal houses to live which made of the iron, wood and other simple materials throughout the city. Military & Others Tatal Dependents Military & Dependents Others Tatal Mainlanders Local Taiwanese 2010 1949 The trend of social resource The new social changing after 1949. Mo, Kuo-Chen /
  2. 2. NOTE The value of senior veterans’ culture during the social change About Taiwan and Veterans1 The social shift and be neglected in new Taiwanese society 2 First-hand historical experience of senior veterans 1 General Information of Taiwan 1. History is an important and vivid re ection for the human development, and senior veterans alive in Taiwan now are 1949 2010 indeed the only live-history of the contemporary world. 2. New generations of Taiwanese understand that it was cruel and despairing to born in a war era from realizing senior vet- High erans’ sad memory. The Capitalist 3. The most authentic teaching material of the society by the change from had a temporary refuge rst to nally settle in The Taiwan. Mainlander The middle class 4. How to deal with the plight, help each other, and cherish the friendship between their fellows from their simple living atti- Estate tude and philanthropy. The senior veteran The senior group veteran group The great migration The local Taiwanese Low (Farmers, Laborers) The 2nd Party alternation 2008/05/20 Second Sino-Japanese War The 1st Party alternation 1937-1945 2000/05/20 Paci c War Direct Presidential Election 1941-1945 1996/03/233 Unsung heroes who quietly constructed the initial stage of Taiwan Chinese Civil War White Terror Taiwan in the world Flying hours to the other main cities in Asia 1. In the early days of Taiwanese social development, the Government needed a large numbers of manual labors 1945-1949 1945-1987 to invest in many major public construction projects while most of local Taiwanese residents usually engaged in farming for their livelihood. Mainland China Taiwan 2. The Government drafted many of veterans who were single or just could work as the manual labor again to engage in these projects throughout Taiwan. 1937 1941 1945 1996 2000 2008 2010 1949 3. Taiwanese complete mainly major infrastructures now actually were established by their great contribution. 4. They paid their loyalty and contribution whole their life much more than obtained the respect as the feedback. Location: Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. 2 The New 6 Regions Since 2010 Paci c Ocean, 120 km o the coast of mainland China Coordinates: 23°46’N 121°0’E Area: 35,980km2; (the 38th island in the world) Keelung City Capital City: Taipei Taoyuan County Taipei City Hsinchu County Taipei New Taipei City 4 Integrate the foreign culture into the local culture Largest City: Taipei Hsinchu City metropolitan area Highest point: Yushan Mountain 3,952m (12,966 ft) Taoyuan Yilan County 1. The senior veteran’s was a kind of foreign culture for local Taiwanese residents. Population: 23,098,049(as of 2009) metropolitan area 2. Taiwan has indeed become the new homeland for these senior veterans after passing by more than half a century of cultural Miaoli County Density: 668 /km2; (the 9th in the world) communication. GDP (PPP): 31,900 USD 3. Many senior veterans married local women and have their descendants. Taichung City 4. Most of locals and mainlanders live together in common communities, and have a peaceful fusion with their lives. 5. A part of them who have higher educational level became teachers in schools under the governmental assistance and cre- Changhua County Taichung ated their new career, and furthermore took the heavy responsibility of popularizing the national education throughout Nantou County metropolitan area Taiwan during the most di cult period. 3 The density of veterans in Taiwan Hualien County Central Cross-Island Highway, 1956.7.7~1960.5.9 6. The so-called foreign culture has completely integrated into the local culture and already become a new one that is full of new Taiwanese characters. Yunlin County 1. It’s the rst highway through the rugged central mountains and Chiayi City Tainan Eastern connected the eastern and the western Taiwan. metropolitan area 2. Mobilized more than 10,000 senior veterans. Chiayi County metropolitan area 3. The length is190.830km. 5 Relative disadvantaged under the capitalist & political manipulation Tainan City 1. Senior veterans played the role of the core for Taiwanese social stability in the past half-century. Taitung County 2. It has tended to over-utilitarianism as the main social value of Taiwanese society during recent decades. Kaohsiung City Tainan 3. Through some politicians adopted abominable and extreme manipulations and radically aroused many locals’ exclusion of metropolitan area senior veterans’ original culture in the process of Taiwanese democratic progress and development. 4. The Veterans Hospital is in a di erent form as their regular meeting place for many senior veterans nowadays. Pingtung County Capital City Direct-controlled Municipality Zeng-Wun Dam, 1967.10.31~1973.10.31 4 Demographics of Veterans in Taiwan 1. To supply the irrigation and general living water for the main farmland and both for power generation of the southern Taiwan. 2. Mobilized more than 3000 senior veterans. 3. The catchment area is 481km2. Keelung City 7,810 Senior veterans new year meeting Senior veterans common meeting 4. Total storage capacity: 608.317 million cubic meters. Taipei City 71,836 New Taipei City 67,688 Yilan County 6,615 Taoyuan County 52,316 Veterans’ cultural potential Hsichu County & City 16,643 Miaoli County 6,9101 Calligraphy 2 Chinese Opera 5 Distribution of Veterans in Taiwan Taichung City 45,596 Changhua County 9,300 180,000 Nantou County 7,342 160,000 153,949 Yunlin County 6,091 140,000 Chiayi County & City 10,280 120,000 100,000 Tainan City 29,130 84,616 80,000 75,869 Kaohsiung City 65,775 62,238 60,000 45,501 Pingtung County 18,841 40,000 18,412 Hualien County 11,357 20,000 15,068 13,942 0 Taitung County 7,055 15,068 a a ea ea ea ea s n The O shore Island Areas re re ea w ar ar ar ar na na no Ar an an an an lita lita k 13,942 nd Unknown Un lit lit lit lit po po la po po po po ro ro Is et et ro ro ro ro e 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 70,000 80,000 m m or et et et et ei ng sh m m m m ip siu n ng an n Ta O ua er oh in hu e st oy Ka Th Ta Ea ic Ta Ta3 Chinese Snack 4 The Fence Village 332,053 318,816 306,866 295,265 3.21% 2.97% 283,225 271,495 270,500 3.92% Taipei metropolitan area Taoyuan metropolitan area 32.78% 18.02% Taichung metropolitan area Tainan metropolitan area 9.69% Kaohsiung metropolitan area End of 2004 End of 2005 End of 2006 End of 2007 End of 2008 End of 2009 Jan. 2010 13.25% 16.16% Eastern metropolitan area The O shore Island Areas The population of senior veterans (65 years & over) More than 10,000/year decreasing Unknown