Overseas Chinese and Citizenship: An Case Study of the 1990s’ Pilipino Chinese in Taiwan
The present study focuses on a community of Pilipino Chinese who live at the bottom of Taiwan’s society after the 1990s. By means of Action Research, the author as an activist is recalling the cross-strait political history of Overseas Chinese affairs before and after the cold war and to show how it examine under the political interests of the Taiwan authorities to exercise border controls. And this group of Chinese Overseas from the Philippines ends up with 100% “citizenship” but only half of their citizen rights. It also records how they regain their full citizenship through a series of protests and negotiations with the authorities. The Pilipino Chinese in Taiwan represent a showcase for the study of the changing citizenship in the political changes in the citizenship case, enable one to examine migrations under the globalization movement.