Along with the rapid pace of globalization, and the vitality of civil society, the issues of “Hakka” have gradually been noticed. This study intends to connect the themes of Hakka with the subject of Civil Society and the Community University, so as to demonstrate the facts that Community University is the leading learning institution in constructing democratic involvement by liberating knowledge and concerning public affairs from the starting point of community education and its opening to the public. The key strategy is operated through series of Hakka culture activities and the participation of the people in the community. Therefore, in this study, the writer will focus on how to work it out through the said strategies.
In this study, the researcher used a single case of qualitative research . For example, the case surveyed is in the Gung-Guan Learning Center of the Miao-Li Community University in Miao-Li County, Taiwan. To explore the strategies on how a civil society was built up, the study method will include: document investigation, participant observation and in-depth interview. According to the procedure of semi-structured interviews conducted interviews with subject outline, reports will conclude data analysis, interpretation of the strategies in building up the civil society, and summary of the progress in the end.
The study found :
Firstly, caring of the public issues：
It is apparently that the volunteer school principal of the Miaoli Community University had successfully adopt various strategies in promoting the ideology of civil rights, sustaining advocacy on cohesion citizenship, emphasizing the common participation in community governance .
Secondly, building a learning platform:
The Learning Center was initially set up in the concepts of “serving people”, “concerning public welfare”, “voluntary for the community service”,etc.; promoted by the two key elements of civil society, which are: establishment of the non-profit organization(NGO), and pushing to open up the public domain.
Thirdly, creating audio Hakka：
Through the spirit of Hakka farming, to educate people to cherish our natural environment by acknowledge more about our land ；to highlight the learning center’s unique quality for her endeavor to voice for the invisible Hakka, which was stereotyped long before, and extend caring to all the other groups in Taiwan.
Fourthly, Strengthening the civil society：
To held the civil conference and publish the community press periodically. The learning center aimed to become a practice field as civil society, and to promote interaction between residents and communities to become partners . The result showed that the community newspaper —“Under the Stand of Safety Guarding Spot” has been appraised in a competition by the Ministry of Culture as “the No.1 Community Newspaper” in Taiwan, which is also the first press published by the whole district citizens in the community.
In conclusion, the report points out concrete proposals for the results of this study ,and hoping to be referential for future research.