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The Aborigines of Taiwan: The Puyuma; From Headhunting to the Modern World (review)

The Aborigines of Taiwan: The Puyuma; From Headhunting to the Modern World (review) book and media reviews 459 narrow strip of the east coast. Then, The Aborigines of Taiwan: The following the French intervention in Puyuma; From Headhunting to the China in 1884, the Ch’ing dynasty Modern World, by Josiane Cauquelin. turned Taiwan into its twenty-second English translation by Caroline province. Cauquelin appropriately Charras-Wheeler. London: Routledge / highlights the lasting influence of Curzon, 2004. isbn 0-415-31413-5; Japanese rule that followed, from 277 pages, maps, figures, photo- 1895 to 1945. The book’s last chapter graphs, tables, appendixes, notes, also briefly reminds us that the Tai- bibliography, index. us$125.00. wanese Aborigines are emerging from the Sinicization (process of making Here is a solid book! It is the work things Chinese), first implemented by of a lifetime, living up to the expec- Chiang Kai-shek’s government in tations of Georges Condominas, who 1949, which lasted until the early pens its foreword. The author, 1990s. “For 40 years, aborigine chil- Josiane Cauquelin, is a distinguished dren were forbidden to speak their linguist and ethnologist of the South- mother tongue at school” (227). east Asia and Austronesian World “In the village of Puyuma, the young Department at the Centre National people under thirty years of age do de http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The Aborigines of Taiwan: The Puyuma; From Headhunting to the Modern World (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 18 (2) – Jul 27, 2006

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book and media reviews 459 narrow strip of the east coast. Then, The Aborigines of Taiwan: The following the French intervention in Puyuma; From Headhunting to the China in 1884, the Ch’ing dynasty Modern World, by Josiane Cauquelin. turned Taiwan into its twenty-second English translation by Caroline province. Cauquelin appropriately Charras-Wheeler. London: Routledge / highlights the lasting influence of Curzon, 2004. isbn 0-415-31413-5; Japanese rule that followed, from 277 pages, maps, figures, photo- 1895 to 1945. The book’s last chapter graphs, tables, appendixes, notes, also briefly reminds us that the Tai- bibliography, index. us$125.00. wanese Aborigines are emerging from the Sinicization (process of making Here is a solid book! It is the work things Chinese), first implemented by of a lifetime, living up to the expec- Chiang Kai-shek’s government in tations of Georges Condominas, who 1949, which lasted until the early pens its foreword. The author, 1990s. “For 40 years, aborigine chil- Josiane Cauquelin, is a distinguished dren were forbidden to speak their linguist and ethnologist of the South- mother tongue at school” (227). east Asia and Austronesian World “In the village of Puyuma, the young Department at the Centre National people under thirty years of age do de

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Published: Jul 27, 2006

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