From the mid of 1980, as democratization of Taiwan politics and transformation of its localization, previous underlying issues, conflicts, or paradoxes regarding people from different provinces had gradually been recognized. Voices with different perspectives in each field had constantly had impacts to this topic regarding above concepts. In nearly 30 years amongst every kind of Taiwan cultural discussions which include politics, academics, literature, and even arts, drama, and dancing all relate to cultural identity and identification. Observing postwar Taiwan theaters from a broader view, they had started to develop prosperously after the lifting of martial law. In 80s, stage drama artists had constantly discussed issues regarding identity and identification construction.
This study is using two new-generation stage drama artists from 80s, Li Kuo Hsiu and Lai Sheng Chuan, as study objects. As being the 2nd generation of citizens from other provinces, they posses same historical experiences and had still new works till now. Due to having unique time background and identification issues, in these works they present many perspectives with time meanings. In this complicated backgrounds tightly mixed with cultural identification, nation, and tribal-identification, how these two authors repeatedly cope with self-identification using self-experiences then portray transformations within provide citizens from other provinces with different constructive identification viewpoint and treat identification issues with a rather attentive method.
Through discussing postwar Taiwan identification, this study furthermore uses life backgrounds, creative methods, creative ideals, and identification construction of Li Kuo Hsiu and Lai Sheng Chuan as research topic of this study analysis. Moreover, amongst comparing similarities and differences of these two people, it is hoped that this study will provide readers that enjoy drama writing or drama going with different constructive identification angles and advanced introspections to identification issues.