Bodies and Structures 2.0: Deep-Mapping Modern East Asian HistoryMain MenuGet to Know the SiteGuided TourShow Me HowA click-by-click guide to using this siteModulesRead the seventeen spatial stories that make up Bodies and Structures 2.0Tag MapExplore conceptsComplete Grid VisualizationDiscover connectionsGeotagged MapFind materials by geographic locationLensesCreate your own visualizationsWhat We LearnedLearn how multivocal spatial history changed how we approach our researchAboutFind information about contributors and advisory board members, citing this site, image permissions and licensing, and site documentationTroubleshootingA guide to known issuesAcknowledgmentsThank youDavid Ambaras1337d6b66b25164b57abc529e56445d238145277Kate McDonald306bb1134bc892ab2ada669bed7aecb100ef7d5fThis project was made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
12019-11-27T22:32:33-05:00Evan Dawley7a40080bd5bb656cee837d5befaa3ea8e7a2ac44355In this sub-pathway, I define the principal actors in the module.plain54012020-02-29T21:04:29-05:00Evan Dawley7a40080bd5bb656cee837d5befaa3ea8e7a2ac44In addition to being a spatial story, and a spiritual story, this is also a human story. The pages of this module are filled with groups and individuals who were crucial agents in the spatial relationship of sacred and profane. The most numerous group was the Taiwanese—or rather, the people who became Taiwanese in part because of their engagement in the definition of both physical and imagined geography. These people, called “islanders” (hontōjin or bendaoren 本島人) by the Japanese who colonized Taiwan, had genealogical roots in Southeastern China and had settled in the island during the two centuries of Qing rule over the island. They came from different homelands, or “native places,” spoke different languages, and historically fought with each other over land and resources. Even though they were outsiders by comparison to the indigenous peoples who had been the main human inhabitants of Taiwan before these Southeastern Chinese arrived, by the advent of Japan’s rule in 1895, most had gone through a process of localization or nativization (bentuhua 本土化). From the perspective of the other main ethnic group living in Jilong, the Japanese settlers, the Taiwanese were natives. In this module, when I use the term “native,” I am referring to the islanders, not to the indigenous peoples.
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12020-02-29T20:52:15-05:00Evan Dawley7a40080bd5bb656cee837d5befaa3ea8e7a2ac44Key ConceptsKate McDonald4This pathway takes readers through the key concepts that underlie this module.plain51482020-07-13T14:50:31-04:00Kate McDonald306bb1134bc892ab2ada669bed7aecb100ef7d5f
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12019-11-27T22:33:27-05:00Evan Dawley7a40080bd5bb656cee837d5befaa3ea8e7a2ac44Elites4A subsidiary of Actorsplain2021-06-23T14:17:00-04:00David Ambaras1337d6b66b25164b57abc529e56445d238145277
12019-11-27T22:35:10-05:00Evan Dawley7a40080bd5bb656cee837d5befaa3ea8e7a2ac44Deities5A subsidary of Actorsplain2021-06-23T14:17:56-04:00David Ambaras1337d6b66b25164b57abc529e56445d238145277
12019-11-27T22:36:01-05:00Evan Dawley7a40080bd5bb656cee837d5befaa3ea8e7a2ac44Pioneers8A subsidiary of Actorsplain2021-06-23T14:18:45-04:00Evan DawleyDavid Ambaras1337d6b66b25164b57abc529e56445d238145277