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Heterotopia: Revisiting Hsinchu Industrial Park&Neighborhood

Heterotopia: Revisiting Hsinchu Industrial Park&Neighborhood
— Shu-Fen Lin, Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University


Adjacent to the largest armored brigade in northern Taiwan, the Hsinchu Industrial Park (HIP), established in Hukou Township, Hsinchu County, has never occupied the limelight, in contrast to the well-known Hsinchu Science Park (HSP). This project will investigate into the impacts of changing development strategies and the corresponding mobility regimes in post-war Taiwan on the reconfiguration of economic, cultural, and ethnic landscapes of the neighborhood surrounding the HIP. It will also focus, in particular, on the practices of self-organization and social networking of transnational (im)migrants in this area.