IE As a Political Activist Approach in Chinese Culture
I explored how family ideology in long term care regulates the practices of home care in my Ph.D. study. After my return to Taiwan, I continued to be involved in social activism in the field of long term care for family care givers and indigenous people. Over the past twenty years, I began to realize that I am witnessing the transformation of state power from an authoritarian state to neo-liberal state. The privatization in social welfare is incorporating social work profession and NGOs into the ruling relations of neo-liberalism.
As more and more Taiwanese scholars are adopting IE in their research, a study group of fifteen academics has been organized to share their work on IE. We reflect on the issues of translation, Chinese culture on relations (Kuanxi), development of civil society, and theorization of resistance in IE, which I will summarize in my presentation.