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Title: TAIWANESE MIGRANTS IN SINGAPORE: MIGRATION AND MEMORY IN THE NARRATIVES OF THE DESCENDENTS OF 1949
Authors: WANG XIN YUAN
Issue Date: 16-Apr-2018
Citation: WANG XIN YUAN (2018-04-16). TAIWANESE MIGRANTS IN SINGAPORE: MIGRATION AND MEMORY IN THE NARRATIVES OF THE DESCENDENTS OF 1949. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: 1949 refers to the 2 million men and women who retreated to Taiwan in the aftermath of the Kuomingtan’s (KMT) defeat. Since the release of Big River Big Sea (Lung 2009) the narratives of the Homeless Generation (Fan 2011) have received renewed attention. However, the descendants of 1949 have remained largely invisible. Through the life history interview, this thesis examines the narratives of Taiwanese migrants in Singapore who are descendants of 1949. This thesis aims to illustrate the nexus between migration and memory; positing that memories of 1949, in particular memories of military conscription, have shaped migration patterns. It also explores the multiple pathways through which memory transmission can occur. Throughout it makes two theoretical claims. It suggests, by drawing on Shaw (2002) that memory possess a futurizing dimension. And secondly it will aim to show thatmemory transmission can occur via non-verbal, everyday encounters (Kidron 2009).1949 refers to the 2 million men and women who retreated to Taiwan in the termath of the Kuomingtan’s (KMT) defeat. Since the release of Big River Big Sea (Lung 2009) the narratives of the Homeless Generation (Fan 2011) have received renewed attention. However, the descendants of 1949 have remained largely invisible. Through the life history interview, this thesis examines the narratives of Taiwanese migrants in Singapore who are descendants of 1949. This thesis aims to illustrate the nexus between migration and memory; positing that memories of 1949, in particular memories of military conscription, have shaped migration patterns. It also explores the multiple pathways through which memory transmission can occur. Throughout it makes two theoretical claims. It suggests, by drawing on Shaw (2002) that memory possess a futurizing dimension. And secondly it will aim to show that memory transmission can occur via non-verbal, everyday encounters (Kidron 2009).
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