Aborigines of Taiwan by Josiane Cauquelin download in iPad, ePub, pdf
Today people who comprise Taiwan's ethnic Han demonstrate major cultural differences from Han elsewhere. The Dutch initially encouraged this, since the Han were skilled in agriculture and large-scale hunting. Some disaffected subgroups moved to central or eastern Taiwan, but most remained in their ancestral locations and acculturated or assimilated into Han society.
Until the latter half of the Japanese colonial era the Mountain peoples were not entirely governed by any non-indigenous polity. The innermost ring was used for gardens and orchards that followed a fallowing cycle around the ring.
For example, when a central authority nationalizes one language, that attaches economic and social advantages to the prestige language. The Dutch used Han agents to collect taxes, hunting license fees and other income. The stone adzes were mass-produced on Penghu and nearby islands, from the volcanic rock found there.
Aborigines were not permitted to use their traditional names on official identification cards until when a ban on using aboriginal names dating from was finally lifted. Aboriginals have also found success in athletics, with many participating in both Summer and Winter Olympics, as well as local sports franchises.
Sugar and rice were grown as well, but mostly for use in preparing wine. In addition, legal barriers to the use of traditional surnames persisted until the s, and cultural barriers remain. Women were also often found in the office of priestesses or mediums to the gods. They were far more geographically accessible than the Mountain peoples, and thus had more dealings with the foreign powers.
Since Mattau was the most powerful village in the area, the victory brought a spate of peace offerings from other nearby villages, many of which were outside the Siraya area. The second ring was used to cultivate plants and natural fibers for the exclusive use of the community.
As generations pass, use of the indigenous language often fades or disappears, and linguistic and cultural identity recede as well. In many cases, large groups of immigrant Han would unite under a common surname to form a brotherhood. Several Han took up residence in Siraya villages.
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