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Sinophone and Taiwan Studies
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Indigenous Knowledge in Taiwan and Beyond

Editors: Shih, Shu-mei, Tsai, Lin-chin (Eds.)

  • Is the first book on indigenous knowledge in Taiwan in the English language
  • Demonstrates why indigenous knowledge in Taiwan is relevant to all indigenous knowledge systems around the world
  • Approaches indigenous knowledge from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives
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About this book

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. 

About the authors

Shu-mei Shih is the Vice President of the American Comparative Literature Association, and, at UCLA, she is the inaugural Edward W. Said Professor of Comparative Literature, a Professor of Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies.  An elected Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities, she has won numerous awards and fellowships, including the distinguished alumna award from National Taiwan Normal University. She is the creator of the emergent field of Sinophone studies, which merges settler colonial studies with the study of Sinitic-language communities and cultures inside China and around the world. 
Lin-chin Tsai received his PhD at the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at UCLA, with a focus on Taiwan as a settler colony and its cultural productions. His articles on Taiwan literature and cinema have been published in academic journals in English and Mandarin, as well as edited volumes, including Keywords of Taiwan Theory (2019), and Cinematic Settlers: The Settler Colonial World in Film (2020). He also co-authored a book with scholars specializing in Taiwan literature, entitled 100 Years of Taiwan Literature (2018).    

Buy this book

eBook 93,08 €
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: 2021年2月20日
  • ISBN 978-981-15-4178-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 109,99 €
price for China (P.R.) (gross)
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indigenous Knowledge in Taiwan and Beyond
Editors
  • Shu-mei Shih
  • Lin-chin Tsai
Series Title
Sinophone and Taiwan Studies
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-4178-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-4178-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-4177-3
Series ISSN
2524-8863
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 490
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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