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“Islandness” of Lieyu Island – A Perspective of Relational Geographies
The thinking with archipelago
The paradigm of Island Studies is currently moving towards the thinking with archipelago and relational turn. There are few researches and investigation of Islandness in Taiwan. At present, the Kinmen Bridge is under construction between Lieyu and Kinmen Island, in addition, Lieyu faces the rapid development of Kinmen and Xiamen Island and a lot of financial subsidies from Taiwan.. These factors affect the development and construction of the islandness of Lieyu Island. The purposes of the study are: (1) to establish the approach of islandness, (2) to investigate the islandness of Lieyu Island, (3) to clarify the historical development of Lieyu Island, (4) to conduct the analysis of local governance and relationship of Lieyu Island, (5) to organize main issues of the Lieyu Island, and (6) to understand what is the connection between islandess and main issues of Lieyu Island. In order to reduce the prejudice of researchers who are outsiders of island, mainland residents or part-time islanders, the author has been living in Liyu more than one year. This study used four research methods: dwelling, interview, participant observation and archival analysis. This study defines islandness as a sense of island place, with an emphasis on the exploration of the human characteristic of islanders. It also explored the three variables of island place attachment, island place identity and island place dependence to understand and practice the islandness. On the historical development and relational discourse of Lieyu Island, this study was organized from the Jin Dynasty to the Republic of China. In the islandness survey, the three variables of islandness are related, and presenting that island place dependence will affect island place identity, and then island place identity develop to island place attachment. This study also found that the island's physical characteristics will affect the islandness of Lieyu Island. The results show that there are seven big issues affecting Lieyu: the construction of the Kinmen Bridge, medical and ferry transportation, the tourism development, the problem of sea drifting garbage, the development viewpoint of the local government, the effective management of the land released by the military, and the role of the national park. The governance of Lieyu Island is currently dominated by township offices, and the central governments (military and national park) are assisting governance. Currently, the local governance problems of Lieyu Island need further discussion. This study used three relational axes, time relationship, spatial relationship and event relationship, to discuss the connection between the construction of islandness, the island relationship and big issues.
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