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IJSSH 2022 Vol.12(1): 13-17 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2022.V12.1058

Detention, a Game More Than Just Games

Lee I-Chien
Abstract—This paper's main topic is how Taiwan's self-made video game Detention affects Taiwanese young people's understanding of their history and how this will affect the promotion of transitional justice in Taiwan. First, it summarizes its features and achievements of the international video game industry. Moreover, after briefing the story content, it explains its strategies for interpreting the White Terror, the performance of trauma, and how the Taiwanese learn more about their history while playing games. Finally, it demonstrates the uniqueness of games from other traditional media, which provides another possibility and imagination for young people to understand history.

Index Terms—Detention, the White Terror, trauma, transitional justice

L. I-Chien is with Transcultural Studies at NCHU, Taiwan (e-mail: ichien9@gmail.com).


Cite: Lee I-Chien, "Detention, a Game More Than Just Games," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 13-17, 2022.

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