Author: Lidia Kasarełło | Pages: 113–121
This paper attempt to define and classify Taiwanese drama in terms of its genre, origin, audience, structure and meaning, placing the phenomenon in broader cultural and historical context. The main textual study subject here is reduced to idol drama and some prime-time drama (except history drama) representing main types of lianxuju. Taiwanese drama as a form of imaginary reality embodies several characteristics of a fairy tale, which are recreated and rewritten. Narrative paradigm of lianxuju related to (fairy) tale is universal, whereas its syntagmatic code is regional (Taiwanese). Articulating tension between Confucian virtues and the modern values of individual emancipation Taiwanese drama reflect at the syntagmatic level mixture of old and new ideologies.