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3rd Phase Wrap-up Presentation of Taiwan Indigenous Peoples’ History Research Project

  • 更新時間:2018/12/24 09:07:21

The 3rd Phase Wrap-up Presentation of “Taiwan Indigenous Peoples’ History Research Project” was jointly and grandly held by the Council of Indigenous Peoples (hereinafter referred to as the “Council”), National Museum of History and Taiwan Literature Museum at 14:00 today (10th) in Promotion Classroom, 1st Floor, National Museum of History, Changsha Street, Taipei.

“The 2nd Phase of Taiwan Indigenous Peoples’ History Research Project” was jointly initiated by the Council and Taiwan Literature Museum in 2004, in which 18 books were published over the decade, including major historical events, history of tribal migration, history of ethnic development, history of religious development, ethnic traditional festivals and other special studies. Beginning in 2014, the National Museum of History also joined in, where the three parties continued to promote 3rd Plan (2014-2018), which was themed at “ethnic group”. the historical researches on Padain Tribe, Paiwan People, Haocha Tribe, Rukai People, Bunong People (Jundashe), Xinshe Tribe, Kuvarawan, Kanakanavu… etc.. Forty lectures on the history and culture of Indigenous Peoples were held, with nine special books published. Another three books would be published next year (2019), which faithfully presents the full picture of the culture and history of Indigenous Peoples, as well as offering a complete and detailed record of the origin and changes of tribes. Twelve books are estimated to be published.

The Council stressed that the research project of “Taiwan Indigenous Peoples’ History Research Project” were mostly commissioned to scholars and experts with indigenous heritage, indicating the historical memory and subject of the interpretation of the self-ethnic group by the Indigenous Peoples. In addition to creating Indigenous Peoples’ history with the Indigenous Peoples as subject, it was expected that the communication through the use of texts would enable the public to reflect on the difficulties faced by Indigenous Peoples in the historical development of Taiwan and their important status that could not be ignored.

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