Indigenous Writers of Taiwan

This collection of indigenous literature is the first such anthology in English. In selecting the stories, essays, and poems for the anthology, the editors provide a representative sampling from each of Taiwan's nine indigenous tribes.

Author: John Balcom

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509995

Category: Literary Criticism

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Few people beyond the shores of Taiwan are aware that it is home to a population of indigenous peoples who for more than fifteen thousand years have lived on the island. Over the years, through the Chinese imperial period, the Japanese occupation, and for most of the twentieth century, the indigenous peoples of Taiwan were marginalized and deprived of rights. However, with the lifting of martial law in 1987, new government policies regarding ethnic groups, and growing interest in Taiwan's aboriginal peoples, indigenous writing began to blossom. With its intense and lyrical explorations of a fading culture, indigenous writing has become an important topic of discussion in Taiwanese literary circles. This collection of indigenous literature is the first such anthology in English. In selecting the stories, essays, and poems for the anthology, the editors provide a representative sampling from each of Taiwan's nine indigenous tribes. The writers explore such themes as the decline of traditional ways of life in Taiwan's aboriginal communities, residual belief in ancestral spirits, assimilation into a society dominated by Han Chinese, and the psychological and economic encroachment of the outside world. Their writings offer previously unheard perspectives on the plight of aboriginal cultures and the experiences of Taiwanese minorities. John Balcom has included an introduction to provide the reader with background information on Taiwan's indigenous peoples. The introduction addresses the origins of Taiwan's Austronesian peoples and general information on their culture, languages, and history. A discussion of the growth and development of indigenous literature, its sociolinguistic and cultural significance, and the difficulties faced by such writers is also included.

Indigenous Writers of Taiwan

This collection of indigenous literature is the first such anthology in English. In selecting the stories, essays, and poems for the anthology, the editors provide a representative sampling from each of Taiwan's nine indigenous tribes.

Author: John Balcom

Publisher: Modern Chinese Literature from

ISBN: 0231136501

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 194

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Few people beyond the shores of Taiwan are aware that it is home to a population of indigenous peoples who for more than fifteen thousand years have lived on the island. Over the years, through the Chinese imperial period, the Japanese occupation, and for most of the twentieth century, the indigenous peoples of Taiwan were marginalized and deprived of rights. However, with the lifting of martial law in 1987, new government policies regarding ethnic groups, and growing interest in Taiwan's aboriginal peoples, indigenous writing began to blossom. With its intense and lyrical explorations of a fading culture, indigenous writing has become an important topic of discussion in Taiwanese literary circles. This collection of indigenous literature is the first such anthology in English. In selecting the stories, essays, and poems for the anthology, the editors provide a representative sampling from each of Taiwan's nine indigenous tribes. The writers explore such themes as the decline of traditional ways of life in Taiwan's aboriginal communities, residual belief in ancestral spirits, assimilation into a society dominated by Han Chinese, and the psychological and economic encroachment of the outside world. Their writings offer previously unheard perspectives on the plight of aboriginal cultures and the experiences of Taiwanese minorities. John Balcom has included an introduction to provide the reader with background information on Taiwan's indigenous peoples. The introduction addresses the origins of Taiwan's Austronesian peoples and general information on their culture, languages, and history. A discussion of the growth and development of indigenous literature, its sociolinguistic and cultural significance, and the difficulties faced by such writers is also included.

Taiwan s Contemporary Indigenous Peoples

Sun remarks in the introduction to Taiwan's Indigenous Literature in Chinese that while the authors of literary collections are exclusively Indigenous, most contributors to the two edited volumes of critical essays are non-Indigenous ...

Author: Chia-yuan Huang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000407914

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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This edited volume provides a complete introduction to critical issues across the field of Indigenous peoples in contemporary Taiwan, from theoretical approaches to empirical analysis. Seeking to inform wider audiences about Taiwan’s Indigenous peoples, this book brings together both leading and emerging scholars as part of an international collaborative research project, sharing broad specialisms on modern Indigenous issues in Taiwan. This is one of the first dedicated volumes in English to examine contemporary Taiwan’s Indigenous peoples from such a range of disciplinary angles, following four section themes: long-term perspectives, the arts, education, and politics. Chapters offer perspectives not only from academic researchers, but also from writers bearing rich practitioner and activist experience from within the Taiwanese Indigenous rights movement. Methods range from extensive fieldwork to Indigenous-directed film and literary analysis. Taiwan's Contemporary Indigenous Peoples will prove a useful resource for students and scholars of Taiwan Studies, Indigenous Studies and Asia Pacific Studies, as well as educators designing future courses on Indigenous studies.

Indigenous Knowledge in Taiwan and Beyond

The three indigenous writers I have discussed offer the metaphor of the hunter's gift, which they invest with symbolism of ... In J. Balcom, & Y. Balcom (Eds.) Indigenous Writers of Taiwan: An Anthology of Stories, Essays, and Poems (J.

Author: Shu-mei Shih

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811541780

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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This book situates Taiwan’s indigenous knowledge in comparative contexts across other indigenous knowledge formations. The content is divided into four distinct but interrelated sections to highlight the importance and diversity of indigenous knowledge in Taiwan and beyond. It begins with an exploration of the recent development and construction of an indigenous knowledge and educational system in Taiwan, as well as issues concerning research ethics and indigenous knowledge. This is followed by a section that illustrates diverse forms of indigenous knowledge, and in turn, a theoretical dialogue between indigenous studies and settler colonial studies. Lastly, the Paiwan indigenous author Dadelavan Ibau’s trans-indigenous journey to Tibet rounds out the coverage. This book is useful to readers in indigenous, settler colonial, and decolonial studies around the world, not just because it offers substantive content on indigenous knowledge in Taiwan, but also because it offers conceptual tools for studying indigenous knowledge from comparative and relational perspectives. It also greatly benefits anyone interested in Taiwan studies, offering an ethical approach to indigeneity in a classic settler colony.

Linda Hogan and Contemporary Taiwanese Writers

New & Selected Poems (2014), the poetry of several of Taiwan's most important environmental and indigenous writers, and the poetry of one of Taiwan's and China's most popular poets. I begin by referring to a definition of “ecopoetry” by ...

Author: Peter I-min Huang

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498521635

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Linda Hogan and Contemporary Taiwanese Writers forges links between an author whose work belongs to indigenous literature, Native American literature, and Taiwanese literature. It does so by focusing on content that critically relates to the work of ecocritics, ecofeminists, ecojustice scholars, postcolonial ecocritics, and animal studies scholars.

Translation of Contemporary Taiwan Literature in a Cross Cultural Context

The Lost Garden: A Novel (2015) by Ang Li, one of the most influential feminist writers in Taiwan, portrays the ... the literary works of indigenous writers in Taiwan compiled in Indigenous Writers of Taiwan: An Anthology of Stories, ...

Author: Szu-Wen Kung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429997259

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 140

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Translation of Contemporary Taiwan Literature in a Cross-Cultural Context explores the social, cultural, and linguistic implications of translation of Taiwan literature for transnational cultural exchange. It demonstrates principally how asymmetrical cultural relationships, mediation processes, and ideologies of the translation players constitute the culture-specific translation activity as a highly contested site, where translation can reconstruct and rewrite the literature and the culture it represents. Four main theoretical themes are explored in relation to such translation activity: sociological studies, cultural and rewriting studies, English as a lingua franca, and social and performative linguistics. These offer insightful perspectives on the translation as an interpretive encounter between not only two languages, two cultural systems and assumptions taking place, but also among various translation mediators. This book will be useful to scholars and students working on translation and cultural studies, China/Taiwan literature studies, and literature studies in cross-cultural contexts.

The Rough Guide to Taiwan Travel Guide eBook

Indigenous Writers of Taiwan An Anthology of Stories, Essays and Poems. The first collection of indigenous literature in English, with contributions from writers such as Topas Tamapima (The Last Hunter), Sakinu (Wind Walker) and Moaneng ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781789194814

Category: Travel

Page: 440

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Discover this fascinating destination with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to sample oyster omelettes at Keelung Night Market, catch some waves at Kenting National Park or marvel at the National Palace Museum's fabulous art collection, The Rough Guide to Taiwan will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour maps throughout - navigate Taipei's elaborate grid network or Tainan's ancient streets without needing to get online. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. - Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of Taiwan's best sights and experiences. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Detailed regional coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Taipei; Tainan; Meinong; Kinmen; Lugang; Lanyu; Matsu Islands; East Rift Valley; Alishan National Scenic Area and East Coast National Scenic Area. Attractions include: Taroko National Park; Kenting National Park; Chung Tai Chan Monastery; Sun Moon Lake; Yushan; National Palace Museum; night markets and hot springs. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, and more. - Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, Taiwan's indigenous peoples, religion, arts and culture, books, plus a handy language section and glossary. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Taiwan.

Positioning Taiwan in a Global Context

Its titles to date include writers of diverse ethnic backgrounds and writing styles, although they can be divided roughly into two groups – one emphasizing Taiwan's particularities (such as works by indigenous writers of Taiwan) and the ...

Author: Bi-yu Chang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429663864

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Positioning Taiwan in a Global Context examines modern Taiwanese culture through the prism of global cultural interactions. Challenging the view of Taiwan as a product of transience and displacement, it highlights Taiwan’s subjectivity, viewing the island as a site of a global development that epitomizes both resistance and negotiation in the process of cultural flows. The fourteen contributions by an international team of scholars investigate the multi-layered and multidirectional interplays between the island and the outside world, exploring the impact of complex cultural encounters on the construction, writing and rewriting of Taiwan in a global context. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the topics covered range from Taiwanese literature, cinema, food culture and tourism to cultural geography, colonial history, and folk religion, with comparisons made with Japan, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and the West. Focusing on continuous cross-cultural interplays, this book affords readers a deeper understanding of identity politics and a better insight into the fluidity, changeability, and constructionist nature of culture. As such, it will be will be of great interest to students and scholars of Taiwan Studies and Cultural Studies, as well as Asian film, literature and popular culture.

Becoming Taiwan

( 2005 ) Indigenous Writers of Taiwan . New York : Columbia UP . Berg , Daria ( 2001 ) “ Wu Jinfa and the Melancholy Mountain Forests of China's Border Cultures : New Voices in Taiwanese Literature , " In Search ...

Author: Ann Heylen

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447063742

Category: History

Page: 228

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One of the most important aspects of democracy has been the transition from colonialism. In Taiwan this discussion is typically framed in political discourse that focuses on theoretical issues. Becoming Taiwan departs from this well-traveled route to describe the cultural, historical and social origins of Taiwan's thriving democracy. Contributors were specifically chosen to represent both Taiwanese and non-Taiwanese researchers, as well as a diverse range of academic fields, from Literature and Linguistics to History, Archeology, Sinology and Sociology. The result represents a mixture of well-known scholars and young researchers from outside the English-speaking world. The volume addresses three main issues in Taiwan Studies and attempts answers based in the historical record: How Chinese is Taiwan? Organizing a Taiwanese Society, and Speaking about Taiwan. Individual chapters are grouped around these three themes illustrating the internal dynamics that transformed Taiwan into its current manifestation as a thriving multiethnic democracy. Our approach addresses these themes pointing out how Taiwan Studies provides a multidisciplinary answer to problems of the transformation from colonialism to democracy.

Taiwan in Pictures

Indigenous Writers of Taiwan: An Anthology of Stories, Essays, and Poems. John Balcom, trans. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. This collection presents a range of works by indigenous Taiwanese authors.

Author: Alison Behnke

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822571483

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Information on the geography, history, government, people, culture, and economy of Taiwan.