historical writing of Sinkang
Yen, Jen Shong
|Keywords:||歷史書寫;土著;本土論;土著人類學;種族認同;historical writing;native;nativism;native anthropology;racial identities||Issue Date:||2007||Abstract:||
Based on the historical writing of Shinkang-She, this study reviews “the silent natives” as the knowledge object of traditional anthropological epistemologies by natives’ voice in the historical writings about their identities. The research interprets these historical writings from the aspect of agency’s practical strategies in the structure of social and historical change. From the point of personal life experience and social relation, HayDabin (解大賓) is a generally acknowledged “cooked native”﹙熟番﹚ due to his deep adaptation to Han culture. He started learning Han language as a child, and served as tribe chief (Tu-Mu) and fan-governor (Dong-shi) when he was young. His familiarity with Chin government’s hierarchy and his own identities never tumbles him for his skillful utilization of the difference between Han and natives. This strategy not only successfully reversed Chin government’s policy of uniting Han-settler﹙民業﹚and aboriginal rents﹙番租﹚, but also composed the racial identities of natives by effectively integrating the cross-regional natives’ communities (Fan-She). Instead of applying the viewpoint of territorial identity in the nativism, this research aims to suggest a different aspect of the natives’ racial identities based on the historical perspective. Hopefully, this research will not only contribute a different interpretation on natives’ historical writings to anthropologists’ concern of the concept of “natives,” but also a contribution to the development of natives’ nativism.
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