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“We Savages Didn't Bind Feet”

Melissa J. Brown

in Is Taiwan Chinese?

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780520231818
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927940 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520231818.003.0003
“We Savages Didn't Bind Feet”

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This chapter attempts to reconstruct when and how identity changes occurred in Taiwan. It shows that the Toushe, Jibeishua, and Longtian were considered Aborigine at the beginning of the twentieth century and that only the fact that residents did not bind women's feet visibly distinguished the Toushe, Jibeishua, and Longtian from neighboring Hoklo villages. The chapter also analyzes the contributions that long-route Han have made to Taiwanese culture.

Keywords: identity changes; Taiwan; Toushe; Jibeishua; Longtian; Aborigine; Hoklo; long-route Han

Chapter.  23529 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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