This article examines the image of the policeman when Taiwan was under Japanese rule (1895-1945) through textual and linguistic analysis. It focuses on the process of how a foreign authority was transformed from a law abiding public servant to a ruthless mighty tyrant in the name of gaining full control and access to a land that was yet to be civilized. In contrast with the process of Taiwanese democratic reform when legitimate law enforcement can no longer stop the rising crime rate, some Taiwanese start to look back to the peaceful colonial period with nostalgia, that is, when the nation is ruled under Your Highness, Mr. Policeman.
Min-Chia Young, Shu-Te University, Taiwan
Stream: Philosophy - Philosophy and Culture
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