The modes of social emergences and the transformations of Taiwanese oppositional movements in the process of imperialist and capitalist stratification: A Deleuze -Guattari analysis
This dissertation analyzes the modes of social emergences and the transformations in Taiwanese oppositional movements during Japanese rule from 1895 to 1945 and the KMT's rule from 1945 to 1987 on the basis of Deleuze and Guattari's theorizations. Five types of multiplicity of States, of towns, of primitives, of bands, and of nomads developed from Deleuze and Guattari's theories were used to provide the genealogical interpretation of the seventeen oppositional events and their sub-events from five significant periods in the actualization of imperial and capitalist stratification from 1895 to 1987. Each oppositional event was analyzed as it was presented as the individuated modes of social emergence and transformation which were directed respectively by the quality of its will to power or desire produced from its oppositional machinic assemblage through the interactions with multiplicities deterrotorializing from the complex of state-form at its specific time and space. In my finding, the modes of social emergences of Taiwanese oppositional events were shown as expressions reflecting phenomena in a manner of bi-polarization, especially when the multiplicity of oppositional assemblages encountered the multiplicity of colonial nation-states.
In the first part of my dissertation, the research objective, the scope of research, and the research method accompanying a molar entity of Taiwanese history from the sixteenth century on were introduced. In the second part, Deleuze and Guattari's philosophy and the relevant theories to my study were discussed. The third part analyzed in detail the oppositional events occurred during Japanese rule. The fourth part analyzed in detail those oppositional events during KMT rule. In the fifth part, five types of multiplicity were used to offer a genealogical interpretation of the modes of social emergences and the transformations of Taiwanese oppositional movements. In the conclusion, the shortcomings of previous approaches as well as my analysis were addressed.
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