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Becoming "Japanese"Colonial Taiwan and the Politics of Identity Formation$
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Leo Ching

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520225510

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520225510.001.0001

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From Mutineers to Volunteers

From Mutineers to Volunteers

The Musha Uprising and Aboriginal Representations of Savagery and Civility

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(p.133) chapter four From Mutineers to Volunteers
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Becoming "Japanese"
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Leo T. S. Ching

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520225510.003.0004

This chapter examines the most deprived and marginalized population in the Japanese colonial hierarchy, the Taiwanese aborigines. The insertion of the aborigines has two important implications: (1) it points to the irreducibly uneven development in colonial society; and (2) the particular modes of production of the aborigines required the Japanese colonial authority to employ a more authoritarian rule with the aborigine population than with the Chinese–Taiwanese population in the plains. The 1930 Musha uprising constituted a historical event that signaled an unprecedented resistance by the colonized which deeply shook Japanese rule. After it, people encountered a visible shift in the representations of aborigines that were current in colonial culture.

Keywords:   Musha uprising, aborigines, marginalized population, Japanese rule, colonial authority

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