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Sunflower movement in global perspective

Taiwan researcher Stephane Corcuff writes that last year’s Sunflower movement occupation of the legislature isn’t as rare an occurrence as you might think

By Stephane Corcuff  /  Contributing reporter

If the Sunflower movement belongs to Taiwanese and their history, we as scholars, had a responsibility to collect these visual traces — leaflets, banners, stickers, works of art, posters and so on. So that, regardless of the ideology of future researchers, and hopefully they’ll remain neutral, they will be able to study, display and share those artifacts that made history.

Stephane Corcuff is an associate professor of political science at the university of Lyon, and a researcher at the French Center for the Study of Contemporary China in Taipei.

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