The Hakka Party developed out of a reaction to the effects of Taiwanization, which Hakkas felt promoted the culture of the Hoklo people at the expense of Hakka and aboriginal culture. In politics, some Hakka activists perceived the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as a "Hoklo-only party", given that the language of the DPP rallies, meetings, and protests is Taiwanese Hokkien. On the other hand, the Kuomintang was perceived to represent mainlander interests, thus they have supported the Hakka Party
- Hsiau, A-Chin (2004). Contemporary Taiwanese Cultural Nationalism. Routledge. p. 142.
- Jordan, David; Morris, Andrew; Moskowitz, Marc (2004). The Minor Arts of Daily Life: Popular Culture in Taiwan. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 28–29.
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