The Spatial Change Between Migrations and Religions in the Capital City of Taipei

The Spatial Change Between Migrations and Religions in the Capital City of Taipei

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Globalization accelerates the flow of peoples. As migrants in a foreign country, people may face such problems as struggling to adjust to their new local environment and feeling isolated. Participating in people with the same national origin may serve as a potential solution in reducing feelings of isolating, especially with regards to religious ceremonies and practices for closing bonds with others in their community. Religion is an important for social trends. The establishment of places of worship is a core symbol of social and spatial connection.

Taiwan is a country of multiple, diverse belief systems and religions. Various religions and belief systems are scattered throughout the country, proving a high degree of tolerance and openness for religious diversity. Due to geographical and political factors, the majority population of Taiwan has shifted from the Austronesians to the Southern Han-Chinese people. Until the present day, the majority of the religions and belief systems in Taiwan are Han-Chinese in origin. In recent years, globalization and increased migration has brought different religions and belief systems to Taiwan. Religion and belief systems in Taiwan have gradually become more and more diverse.

Taipei is Taiwan’s capital city and is home to many diverse populations of people, serving as an indicator of change and positive social trends in Taiwanese society. With regard to migration and the social trend towards globalization, what is the impact of changes to religious spaces?

This research aims to draw comparisons between traditional Han-Chinese and Non-Han-Chinese religions with regards to differing spatial and temporal concerns, in an effort to explain the character of diverse religious spaces in the capital city of Taipei, and to provide potentially innovative research methods to better understand the social nature of religions and belief systems in the capital.

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Chih-Wen lan

Fu Jen Catholic University

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Chih-Wen Lan

Fu Jen Catholic University

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7. Urban competitiveness and social challenges

Second Preferred Track

10. Urban analytics and city design