P122
Action-oriented ethnological/anthropological studies and the development of contemporary Taiwan indigenous society (TSAE panel)

Convenors:
Da-Wei Kuan (National Cheng-Chi University)
Wen-Ling Chen (Cheng-Chi University)
Location:
102b
Start time:
18 May, 2014 at 10:30
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

This panel shows the relations between ethnology/anthropology and indigenous development in contemporary Taiwan. By presenting four studies involve in diverse indigenous issues, this panel discusses the partnership and ethical issues in the collaboration between academic and indigenous communities.

Long abstract:

Developmentalism was a set of powerful concepts, principles and practices in 20th century that often led to the states' policies of cultural assimilation and resource exploitation in the indigenous societies. Recently, new paradigm of indigenous development seeking for the "development with identity and dignity" gradually rises within the efforts of grassroots practices and theoretical revisions. Aiming to reveal the relations between Ethnology/Anthropology and the development of indigenous societies in contemporary Taiwan, this panel presents four action-oriented researches respectively involve in indigenous education, health, land and post-disaster reconstruction. By elaborating these examples, this panel discusses the partnership between academic and indigenous communities, and also discusses the ethical issues in the collaboration. The presenters in this panel include: 1) Yueh-Po Huang(Post Doctoral Researcher, College of Social Sciences, National Cheng-Chi University, Topic of presentation: indigenous education); 2) Hung-Yu Ru(Assistant Professor, Dept. of Human Development, Tzu-Chi University, Topic of presentation: indigenous health issue); 3) Da-Wei Kuan(Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ethnology, National Cheng-Chi University, Topic of presentation: indigenous land issue); 4) Wen-Ling Chen(Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ethnology, National Cheng-Chi University, Topic of presentation: post-disaster reconstruction in indigenous area).