Taiwan's culture has been largely formed by the processes of imperialism and colonization. In 1895, before the Qing Empire ceded Taiwan to Japan, Taiwan Culture was shaped by Qing frontier societies of Han farmers and highland Aborigines.
With the course of time as political scenario of the country changed, the culture of Taiwan also keeps on changing. Since the last few decades the Taiwanese culture underwent a thorough alteration. It always keeps on symbolizing the present condition of the nation.
During KMT era (between 1960s and 1980s) the culture of Taiwan represented the contrasts between Taiwan and communist China. At that time the main focus was given to the official view of traditional culture of China and involvement in social and community events and the Confucian ideology twisted with the thought of Sun Yat-sen.
Thereafter came the era of Taiwanese localization. During this period too, a significant change was seen to be affecting the culture of Taiwan.
While talking about the Taiwan Culture, we should definitely mention the religion of Taiwan. The major religious faith in Taiwan is the traditional Chinese blend of Buddhism, Chinese folk religion and Taoism. They also have a faith in ancestor worship. On the other hand, the Confucianism remains a major influence on personal philosophy and ethics.
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