Title

A tale of two settler nationalisms : the Formosan aborigines and settler nationalism in Han Chinese fiction and film = 雙墾記 : 論文化生產中的台灣原住民與兩種墾殖民族主義

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

The proceedings of the 2007 UCSB International Conference on Taiwan Studies

Publication Date

1-1-2008

First Page

85

Last Page

105

Publisher

Center for Taiwan Studies, University of California

Abstract

This paper discusses the representation of the Formosan aborigines in Chinese works of film and fiction. I look at how such "works became vehicles for Chinese and Taiwanese nationalism. In my discussions I propose comparisons from other settler societies, the 'setter society' being a new framework for research on Taiwanese cultural production, I characterize Chinese and Taiwanese settler nationalism as assimilationist and indigenising respectively. I divide the essay into three parts, based on three modes of narration: homosocial, tutelary, and romance. This framework allows us to consider the implications of different ways of emplotting the nation.

本文旨在探討漢人作家/導演將台灣原住民與兩種民族主義—中華/台灣人的民族主義—相提並 論。中台民族主義當視為同化/本土化墾殖民族主義兩種,而在小說與影片捏,前者將原住民 漢化,後者將漠人原住民化。本文以三個敘事模式來分段:兄弟、師生以及男女敘事,各自有 其異族互動的意涵。

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Paper presented at the 2007 UCSB International Conference on Taiwan Studies: Taiwan Studies in Global Perspectives (台灣研究全球化的國際觀察), 26-27 October 2007, University of California, Santa Barbara.

ISBN of the source publication: 9780976593676

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Sterk, D. (2008). A tale of two settler nationalisms: The Formosan aborigines and settler nationalism in Han Chinese fiction and film = 雙墾記 : 論文化生產中的台灣原住民與兩種墾殖民族主義. In R. Backus (Ed.), The proceedings of the 2007 UCSB International Conference on Taiwan Studies (pp. 85-105). Santa Barbara: Center for Taiwan Studies, University of California.