From raw-barbarian to Miss Beauty Queen : indigeneity, identity and the perception of beauty in Taiwan
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Using an auto-ethnographical method and sharing my own experience growing up in Taipei, Taiwan, this thesis discusses the association between Taiwanese indigeneity and the perception of beauty in contemporary Taiwan. For the purpose of this study, this thesis references the theory of beauty and indigenous studies to explore the affectability regarding the colonial history of Taiwan, body images, international influence, the eliminatory elements of colonial structures, and the modern pastiche of Taiwanese aesthetic. Furthermore, this thesis analyzes Chinese-settler colonial influence in Taiwan ...