The course will be divided into Four Sections (1) Introduction to the Ethnic Communities of Taiwan, (2) Prehistory: Paleolithic and Neolithic (3) Early History and Han Chinese, (4) Ethnographic Present. Mid-term exam after Second Section.
|校名：||National Chengchi University|
|英文課程名稱：||Cultural Ethnic Structure of Taiwan|
|授課方式：||Lectures with group discussion（佔總授課時數１／３以上）|
The requirements for this course include attending the class and participation, writing exercises, presentations, and examinations. (1) 20% of the final score will depend on attending the class. Each class will be recorded as to the student’s participation, and marked on a name list. (2) Another 30% the student’s score will depend on assignments of writing in class or given as homework. (3) 20% of the score will be based on presentations in class. (4) 30% for each examination mid-term and final research paper.
This course is based on the culture and ethnicity of the people in Taiwan from the origins of human activities to the present. During the last Ice Age, Taiwan was not an island. It was the up lifted coast of continental East Asia. To begin with human settlement it would begin in the late Paleolithic Age. Our course and readings will follow a chronology prior to the Neolithic Age through the Metal Age into the early historical development of the seventeenth century. Once the prehistory is reviewed, the course will move into the historical age of Chinese immigration and Japanese colonial hegemony. The 20th century to the present-day will examine Hakka, Taiwanese (Min-nan), Mainland Chinese, and Indigenous peoples. Students are introduced to the concept of heritage as a way of reflecting on ethnic concerns for understanding the cultures of Taiwan now.
Ethnically indigenous Austronesian-speakers of Taiwan will be presented and discussed from the ethnological and linguistic research through the past century. Min-nan speakers, Hakka, and other distinctive groups from regions of China immigrating to the island during the past 400 years will be presented according to their traditions.
A list of readings will be given for reference for local histories in the context of a traditional belief system portraying the life as communicated utilizing oral, written, and visual media for framing local heritage. Once the semester begins, this list will be amended. Lectures will be given with multimedia aids such as maps and slides. Also guest speakers will be invited. In addition to the classroom at the College of Social Sciences, fieldtrips will be scheduled to museums, and places relevant to the course.