Search Results for place-and-spirit-in-taiwan

Taiwan: old gods and modern society. In Religions and societies: Asia and the Middle East (ed.) C. Caldarola. Amsterdam: Mouton. Schipper, K. M. 1977. Neighborhood cult associations in traditional Tainan. In The city in late imperial ...

Author: Alessandro Dell'Orto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135790394

Category: Religion

Page: 321

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Based on field-work in Taiwan, this book examines the ancient, indigenous religious cult of Tudi Gong both as a religio-social phenomenon and as an appropriate medium for exploring and analysing the social changes that have been occurring in contemporary Taiwan, and the people's strategic adaptations to these changes. In this comprehensive ethnography of Tudi Gong, Dell'Orto engages in a theoretical discussion of the practices, processes and strategies of ethnography and ethnographic writing, and contributes to the construction of an anthropology of place by analysing a number of key concepts related to the notion of place and space. The study combines the use of personal ethnography with raconteurs' own accounts as a way of tracing senses of place and memories of the past. This is a pioneering foundation text for an anthropology of non domestic place and space and brings the most important recent work of social geographers into the field of anthropology.
2003-08-29 By Alessandro Dell'Orto

CRNTT. 2005.扁「國師」替台鐵看風水被批怪力亂神. http://hk.crntt. com/crn-webapp/doc/docDetailCreate.jsp?coluid=7&kindid=0&docid= 100046291&mdate=0911123624. Accessed April 20, 2016. Dell'Orto, A. 2003. Place and Spirit in Taiwan: Tudi ...

Author: Marco Lazzarotti

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030434618

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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This book introduces a simple idea: when we tell a story, we tell a story and at the same time create the world where this story takes place. Narration creates environments, spaces and, in a certain sense, gives symbolic meanings and values to the identities by which people interact in their daily experiences. Set in the multicultural and multireligious Taiwanese environment, this book describes the interactions, and above all the narrations, linked to a Catholic village located in the Taiwanese countryside. Catholicism in Taiwan is a minor religion (around 2% of the population), and considered a foreign and heterodox religion, something different and "other" from the Taiwanese mainstream religious environment. It is this sense of alterity that creates the stories about this place and, as a consequence, creates this place and its special identity.
2020-07-17 By Marco Lazzarotti

It is precisely because maps are the social construct of a particular time and place that they represent what Harley terms 'the spirit of the age' (2001: 46). In other words, to read the postwar cartographic representations and ...

Author: Bi-yu Chang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317658122

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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In the struggles for political and cultural hegemony that Taiwan has witnessed since the 1980s, the focal point in contesting narratives and the key battlefield in the political debates are primarily spatial and place-based. The major fault line appears to be a split between an imposed identity emphasizing cultural origin (China) and an emphasis on the recovery of place identity of ‘the local’ (Taiwan). Place, Identity and National Imagination in Postwar Taiwan explores the ever-present issue of identity in Taiwan from a spatial perspective, and focuses on the importance of, and the relationship between, state spatiality and identity formation. Taking postwar Taiwan as a case study, the book examines the ways in which the Kuomintang regime naturalized its political control, territorialized the island and created a nationalist geography. In so doing, it examines how, why and to what extent power is exercised through the place-making process and considers the relationship between official versions of ‘ROC geography’ and the islanders’ shifting perceptions of the ‘nation’. In turn, by addressing the relationship between the state and the imagined community, Bi-yu Chang establishes a dialogue between place and cultural identity to analyse the constant changing and shaping of Chinese and Taiwanese identity. With a diverse selection of case studies including cartographical development, geography education, territorial declaration and urban planning, this interdisciplinary book will have a broad appeal across Taiwan studies, geography, cultural studies, history and politics.
2015-03-24 By Bi-yu Chang

The thesis that a " religious revitalization " is taking place in Taiwan and that " the spiritual and material developments of major civilizations and countries always go hand in hand " ( Chiu 1996 , 7 ) is questionable and needs ...

Author: Philip Clart

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824825640

Category: Religion

Page: 358

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Religion in Modern Taiwan takes a new look at Taiwan's current religious traditions and their fortunes during the twentieth century. Beginning with the cession of Taiwan to Japan in 1895 and the currents of modernization that accompanied it, the essays move on to explore the developments that have taken place as Buddhists, Daoists, Christians, non-Han aborigines, and others have confronted, resisted, and adapted to (even thrived in) the many upheavals of the modern period. An overview of Taiwan's current religious scene is followed by a comprehensive look at the state of religion in the country prior to the end of World War II and the return of Taiwan to Chinese sovereignty. The remaining essays probe aspects of change within individual religious traditions. The final chapter analyzes changes that took place in the scholarly study and interpretation of religion in Taiwan during the course of the twentieth century. Religion in Modern Taiwan will be read with interest by students and scholars of Chinese religion, religion in Taiwan, the modern history of Taiwan, and by those concerned with issues of religion and modernization. Contributors: Chang Hsun, Philip Clart, Shiun-wey Huang, Christian Jochim, Charles B. Jones, Paul Katz, André Laliberté, Lee Fong-mao, Randall Nadeau, Julian Pas, Barbara Reed, Murray A. Rubinstein.
2003-09-30 By Philip Clart

Pan ( 1989a : 175 l places the transition to male spirit mediums in the nineteenth century . Reconstructing the historical sequence of previous female spirit mediums was difficult , since people often did not know or remember women's ...

Author: Melissa J. Brown

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 052092794X

Category: Social Science

Page: 349

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The "one China" policy officially supported by the People's Republic of China, the United States, and other countries asserts that there is only one China and Taiwan is a part of it. The debate over whether the people of Taiwan are Chinese or independently Taiwanese is, Melissa J. Brown argues, a matter of identity: Han ethnic identity, Chinese national identity, and the relationship of both of these to the new Taiwanese identity forged in the 1990s. In a unique comparison of ethnographic and historical case studies drawn from both Taiwan and China, Brown's book shows how identity is shaped by social experience—not culture and ancestry, as is commonly claimed in political rhetoric.
2004-02-04 By Melissa J. Brown

Spirit,66 problematic prophetic assertions, and believing that prayers of certain forms, at certain places, or by certain people, are more effective.67 Despite their negative appraisal of certain aspects of the Charismatic Movement, ...

Author: Judith C.P. Lin

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030480844

Category: Religion

Page: 332

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This book presents a comprehensive account of the historical development of the Charismatic Movement in Taiwan, placing it within the context of Taiwan’s religious and political history. Judith C. P. Lin unearths invaluable sources of the Japan Apostolic Mission, the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International Formosa Chapter, and Jean Stone Willans’ short stay in Taiwan in 1968. Lin describes and analyzes how the efforts of 1970s charismatic missionaries in Taiwan—including Pearl Young, Nicholas Krushnisky, Donald Dale, Allen J. Swanson, and Ross Paterson—shaped the theological convictions of later Taiwanese charismatic leaders. She also explores significant developments in the Taiwanese Church which contributed to the gradual and widespread recognition of the Charismatic Movement in Taiwan from 1980 to 1995. Lin offers a thorough treatment of history, reconfigures historiography from a Taiwanese perspective, and challenges the academic circle to take seriously the “Taiwanese consciousness” when engaging Taiwan’s history.
2020-07-10 By Judith C.P. Lin

Taiwan is not my birthplace, but it is where I was raised and the resting place of my family. ... With its lofty mountains and vast oceans, Taiwan has invigorated us in mind and spirit. The cultural legacies we inherited over time not ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004424999

Category: Law

Page: 391

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The Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs includes articles and international law materials relating to Asia-Pacific and the Republic of China on Taiwan.
2020-02-03 By

Favorable location refers not only geographical advantages, but also cultural and ways of living in the region. ... Japanese culture, including Kaizen and perfectionist spirit, was blended into Taiwanese culture.

Author: Fu-Lai Tony Yu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642282638

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

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This book sheds new light on the economic development of Taiwan, examining how entrepreneurs identify and pursue profit opportunities, and showing how their efforts have enhanced Taiwan’s economic dynamics.
2012-04-03 By Fu-Lai Tony Yu

seek to abrogate any standing commitments to Taiwan, the underlying spirit has been eroded. ... whenever a major breakthrough in relations between the US and China took place, there were some counterbalancing moves for Taiwan.

Author: Cheong Ching

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814491969

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

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The March 2000 presidential elections in Taiwan returned a pro-independence candidate. This marks a turning point in Taiwanese politics, as well as bilateral relations across the strait. The Taiwan issue is extremely difficult to resolve for it straddles three centuries. Separatism originated in the 19th century, intensified in the 20th century and is likely to explode in the 21st century.Being one of the few journalists who possess in-depth knowledge of both sides of the Taiwan Straits, the author is able to give a factual account and offer explanations for the developments that led eventually to the change of the political landscape of the island.This book is a collection of selected news reports, analyses and commentaries which were written by the author between 1998 and 2000 during his posting to Taiwan. The first part traces the development of cross-strait relations since the presidential elections. The second part gives a factual account of the election process at different points in time, as well as the author's interpretation of the result. The next part covers news and analyses of cross-strait relations, especially the unification-independence dispute and the deterioration of cross-strait relations after Taiwanese ex-president Lee Tenghui formulates his ‘two-states’ policy. The final part sets cross-strait relations in the broader perspective of the trilateral relationship between Beijing, Taipei and Washington, the latter a key player in this uneasy co-existence.This book would be a good reference for anyone interested in the history and current political developments in Taiwan.
2000-12-01 By Cheong Ching

Its origins can be traced to the spirit-writing associations in Guangdong (Ch. ) in south-eastern China. ... the spirit-writing cult in the rest of Taiwan: first in Shinchiku and then in the My ̄oritsu ( ; Ch. Miaoli) area, and later, ...

Author: Hui-yu Caroline Tsai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134062690

Category: History

Page: 342

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This book explores the institutions through which Taiwan was governed under Japanese colonial rule, illuminating how the administration was engineered and how Taiwan was placed in Japan’s larger empire building. The author argues that rather than envisaging the ruling of the society and then going on to frame policies accordingly Japanese rule in Taiwan was more ad hoc: utilizing and integrating "native" social forces to ensure cooperation. Part I examines how the Japanese administration was shaped in the specific context of colonial Taiwan, focusing on the legal tradition, the civil service examination and the police system. Part II elaborates on the process of "colonial engineering," with special attention paid to "colonial governmentality", "social engineering" and colonial spatiality. In Part III Hui-yu Caroline Ts’ai provides a more in-depth analysis of wartime integration policies and the mobilization of labor before making an evaluation of Japan’s colonial legacy. Taiwan in Japan’s Empire-Building will appeal to researchers, scholars and students interested in Japanese Imperial History as well as those studying the history of Taiwan.
2009-01-13 By Hui-yu Caroline Tsai