skip to content
Looking through Taiwan : American anthropologists' collusion with ethnic domination Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Looking through Taiwan : American anthropologists' collusion with ethnic domination

Author: Keelung Hong; Stephen O Murray
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005.
Series: Critical studies in the history of anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Anthropologists have long sought to extricate their work from the policies and agendas of those who dominate - and often oppress - their native subjects. Looking through Taiwan is an uncompromising look at a troubling chapter in American anthropology that reveals what happens when anthropologists fail to make fundamental ethnic and political distinctions in their work. Keelung Hong and Stephen O. Murray examine how
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hong, Keelung, 1943-
Looking through Taiwan.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607722077
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keelung Hong; Stephen O Murray
ISBN: 9780803224353 0803224354
OCLC Number: 58526397
Description: ix, 161 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Experiences of being a "native" observing anthropology --
A brief overview of American anthropologists' investigation of "others" before 1955 --
A brief overview of the history of governing Taiwan --
A case study of pseudo-objectivity : the Hoover Institution analysis of 1947 resistance and repression --
Some American witnesses to the KMT's 1947 reign of terror on Taiwan --
Studies of KMT-imposed land reform --
American anthropologists looking through Taiwan to see "traditional" China, 1950-1990 --
A Taiwanese woman who became a spirit medium : native and alien models of how Taiwanese identify spirit possession --
The non-obliteration of Taiwanese women's names --
The aftermath : fleeing democratization --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Critical studies in the history of anthropology.
Responsibility: Keelung Hong & Stephen O. Murray.
More information:

Abstract:

Examines how Taiwanese realities have been represented - and misrepresented - in American social science literature, especially anthropology, in the post-World War II period. This book traces  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"The authors make several good cases against anthropological studies of Taiwan. . . . They also show the earlier anthropologists' inability or failure to differentiate between legacy of the colonial Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58526397> # Looking through Taiwan : American anthropologists' collusion with ethnic domination
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "58526397" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Place/lincoln> ; # Lincoln
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nbu> ;
    rdfs:comment "Unknown 'gen' value: sgp" ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnologues_etats_unis_attitudes> ; # Ethnologues--États-Unis--Attitudes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/geschichte> ; # Geschichte
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/diplomatic_relations> ; # Diplomatic relations
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Event/geschichte_1947_1955> ; # Geschichte 1947-1955
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnizitat> ; # Ethnizität
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/306/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnologie_taiwan_histoire> ; # Ethnologie--Taiwan--Histoire
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnologues_taiwan_attitudes> ; # Ethnologues--Taiwan--Attitudes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnology_fieldwork_taiwan> ; # Ethnology--Fieldwork--Taiwan
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnology_taiwan_history> ; # Ethnology--Taiwan--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Place/taiwan_etats_unis> ; # Taiwan--États-Unis.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Place/taiwan_united_states> ; # Taiwan--United States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Place/united_states> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Place/taiwan> ; # Taiwan.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnology_fieldwork> ; # Ethnology--Fieldwork
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnologie_taiwan_recherche_sur_le_terrain> ; # Ethnologie--Taiwan--Recherche sur le terrain
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/anthropologie> ; # Anthropologie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Event/geschichte_1947_1990> ; # Geschichte 1947-1990
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Place/usa> ; # USA.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnologie> ; # Ethnologie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnology> ; # Ethnology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Place/united_states_taiwan> ; # United States--Taiwan.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnologists_united_states_attitudes> ; # Ethnologists--United States--Attitudes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnologists_attitudes> ; # Ethnologists--Attitudes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/public_opinion> ; # Public opinion
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnologists_taiwan_attitudes> ; # Ethnologists--Taiwan--Attitudes
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Place/etats_unis_taiwan> ; # États-Unis--Taiwan.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/soziale_wirklichkeit> ; # Soziale Wirklichkeit
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/66582035> ; # Stephen O. Murray
    schema:copyrightYear "2005" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/66346679> ; # Keelung Hong
    schema:datePublished "2005" ;
    schema:description "Experiences of being a "native" observing anthropology -- A brief overview of American anthropologists' investigation of "others" before 1955 -- A brief overview of the history of governing Taiwan -- A case study of pseudo-objectivity : the Hoover Institution analysis of 1947 resistance and repression -- Some American witnesses to the KMT's 1947 reign of terror on Taiwan -- Studies of KMT-imposed land reform -- American anthropologists looking through Taiwan to see "traditional" China, 1950-1990 -- A Taiwanese woman who became a spirit medium : native and alien models of how Taiwanese identify spirit possession -- The non-obliteration of Taiwanese women's names -- The aftermath : fleeing democratization -- Conclusion."@en ;
    schema:description "Looking through Taiwan is a critique of American anthropology and a valuable reminder of the political and ethical implications of social science research and writing."--Jacket."@en ;
    schema:description ""At the base of these distortions, the authors argue, were the mutual interests of the Republic of China's military government and American social scientists in mischaracterizing Taiwan as representative of traditional Chinese culture. American anthropologists, eager to study China but denied access by its communist government, turned instead to fieldwork on the Republic of China's society, which they incorrectly and disingenuously interpreted to reflect traditional Chinese society on the mainland. Anthropologists overlooked the cultural and historical differences between the island and the mainland and effectively legitimized the People's Republic of China's claim on Taiwan."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/960069> ;
    schema:genre "Government publication"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Series/critical_studies_in_the_history_of_anthropology> ; # Critical studies in the history of anthropology.
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/607722077> ;
    schema:name "Looking through Taiwan : American anthropologists' collusion with ethnic domination"@en ;
    schema:productID "58526397" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/58526397#PublicationEvent/lincoln_university_of_nebraska_press_2005> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Agent/university_of_nebraska_press> ; # University of Nebraska Press
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/58526397#Review/1209104244> ;
    schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=014564201&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
    schema:url <http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=014564201&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip059/2005006497.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780803224353> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA599820> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/58526397> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Agent/university_of_nebraska_press> # University of Nebraska Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "University of Nebraska Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Event/geschichte_1947_1955> # Geschichte 1947-1955
    a schema:Event ;
    schema:name "Geschichte 1947-1955" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Event/geschichte_1947_1990> # Geschichte 1947-1990
    a schema:Event ;
    schema:name "Geschichte 1947-1990" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Place/etats_unis_taiwan> # États-Unis--Taiwan.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "États-Unis--Taiwan." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Place/taiwan> # Taiwan.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Taiwan." ;
    schema:name "Taiwan" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Place/taiwan_etats_unis> # Taiwan--États-Unis.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Taiwan--États-Unis." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Place/taiwan_united_states> # Taiwan--United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Taiwan--United States." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Place/united_states> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Place/united_states_taiwan> # United States--Taiwan.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States--Taiwan." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Series/critical_studies_in_the_history_of_anthropology> # Critical studies in the history of anthropology.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58526397> ; # Looking through Taiwan : American anthropologists' collusion with ethnic domination
    schema:name "Critical studies in the history of anthropology." ;
    schema:name "Critical studies in the history of anthropology" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/diplomatic_relations> # Diplomatic relations
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Diplomatic relations"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnologie_taiwan_histoire> # Ethnologie--Taiwan--Histoire
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Ethnologie--Taiwan--Histoire"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnologie_taiwan_recherche_sur_le_terrain> # Ethnologie--Taiwan--Recherche sur le terrain
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Ethnologie--Taiwan--Recherche sur le terrain"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnologists_attitudes> # Ethnologists--Attitudes
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Ethnologists--Attitudes"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnologists_united_states_attitudes> # Ethnologists--United States--Attitudes
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85045197> ;
    schema:name "Ethnologists--United States--Attitudes"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnologues_etats_unis_attitudes> # Ethnologues--États-Unis--Attitudes
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Ethnologues--États-Unis--Attitudes"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnologues_taiwan_attitudes> # Ethnologues--Taiwan--Attitudes
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Ethnologues--Taiwan--Attitudes"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/ethnology_fieldwork> # Ethnology--Fieldwork
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Ethnology--Fieldwork"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/960069#Topic/soziale_wirklichkeit> # Soziale Wirklichkeit
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Soziale Wirklichkeit"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/66346679> # Keelung Hong
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1943" ;
    schema:familyName "Hong" ;
    schema:givenName "Keelung" ;
    schema:name "Keelung Hong" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/66582035> # Stephen O. Murray
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Murray" ;
    schema:givenName "Stephen O." ;
    schema:name "Stephen O. Murray" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780803224353>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0803224354" ;
    schema:isbn "9780803224353" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/607722077>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Looking through Taiwan." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58526397> ; # Looking through Taiwan : American anthropologists' collusion with ethnic domination
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/58526397>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58526397> ; # Looking through Taiwan : American anthropologists' collusion with ethnic domination
    schema:dateModified "2017-10-19" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/58526397#Review/1209104244>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58526397> ; # Looking through Taiwan : American anthropologists' collusion with ethnic domination
    schema:reviewBody ""Anthropologists have long sought to extricate their work from the policies and agendas of those who dominate - and often oppress - their native subjects. Looking through Taiwan is an uncompromising look at a troubling chapter in American anthropology that reveals what happens when anthropologists fail to make fundamental ethnic and political distinctions in their work. Keelung Hong and Stephen O. Murray examine how Taiwanese realities have been represented - and misrepresented - in American social science literature, especially anthropology, in the post-World War II period. They trace anthropologists' complicity in the domination of a Taiwanese majority by a Chinese minority and in its obfuscation of social realities."" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.