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Aborigines of Taiwan

A comprehensive study of the Puyuma people of Taiwan. It looks at the historical changes in the status and definition of these people in relation to the central state, the criteria by which people determine their own ethnic identity, and the evolution of that identity through history.
Aborigines of Taiwan
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Based on extensive field research over a period of twenty years, this is the first comprehensive study of the Puyuma people of Taiwan. The Puyuma belong to the Austronesian peoples, which today number less than 370,000. In Taiwan, they are the least known of the aboriginal groups, numbering only 6000, and inhabiting the Southeastern province of Taitung. The study looks at the historical changes in the status and definition of these people in relation to the central state, the criteria by which people determine their own ethnic identity, and the evolution of that identity through history. The increasing awareness in the West of the importance of ethnic relations makes this an especially timely book.
Josiane Cauquelin is a Researcher at the Southeast Asia and Austronesian World Deparment, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France. She is Charge de Cours at INALCO and Collaboratrice on a Franco-Chinese project on the Zhuang people of China. Her published works include books and articles on the Aborigines of Taiwan and the Buyi and Zhuang of South China.
Preface Introduction 1. The Puyuma 2. The Village 3. Gods and Men 4. Birth and Death 5. Family Horizons 6. Dual Organisation and Age-System 7. Shamans 8. Material Civilisation 9. The Aborigines in Taiwan Today Appendix References Index
'The ethnology of the Puyuma presents numerous topics of interest, not only to the researchers, but also to the curious readers. The participant observation by the author gives a particular depth and the richness of the present synthesis.' - China Information
Author
Josiane Cauquelin
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Year
2010
ISBN-10
0415600030
ISBN-13
9780415600033
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2010-09-17
Short Title
ABORIGINES OF TAIWAN
Language
English
Media
Book
Pages
296
Imprint
Routledge
Subtitle
The Puyuma: from Headhunting to the Modern World
Place of Publication
London
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
DEWEY
951.2490049925
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
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