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Die indigenen Völker Taiwans

Vorträge zur Geschichte und Gesellschaft Taiwans

Edited By Sonja Peschek

Dieses Buch enthält die Vorträge des interdisziplinären Workshops Geschichte und Gesellschaft Taiwans unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Ureinwohner, der im Mai 2010 am Institut für Sinologie der Universität Wien und am Museum für Völkerkunde abgehalten wurde. Die Beiträge behandeln die Situation der indigenen Bevölkerung Taiwans, wie sie sich im Wandel der Zeit darstellt. Die Beiträge liefern den neuesten Forschungsstand zur Thematik und bringen einen interdisziplinären wissenschaftlichen Diskurs, der durch die Mitwirkung zweier indigener Forscherinnen aus Taiwan ein großes Maß an Authentizität mit sich bringt.


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Yedda Palemeq: No People Are an Island: on Taiwanese Indigenous Peoples in the Permanent Forum and the Austronesian Forum


Yedda Palemeq1 No People Are an Island: on Taiwanese Indigenous Peoples in the Permanent Forum and the Austronesian Forum2 What follows is a review of the international participation of Taiwan- ese indigenous peoples written largely from personal observation. Since 2001, I have had the chance to work with both governmental and non-governmental organizations abroad as well as at home for the sake of furthering international cooperation in indigenous affairs. As a member of a delegation, the interpreter, and at times, the coordinator, I visited the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York, the Sami Parlia- ment in Norway and the Ngarachamayong Culture Center in Palau. I also authored and coauthored blog articles and official reports on in- digenous international participation.3 These experiences have allowed me to see the potential of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples to link Taiwan 1 Yedda Palemeq was officially registered on February 21st, 2011 as my aboriginal name. Although my Chinese name Wang Ya Ping (王雅萍) is equally valid, I now use ‘Yedda Palemeq’ more often than its Chinese counterpart. I am Paiwan from the south of Taiwan, and I now study as an MPhil student in the Department of History of Leiden University in the Netherlands. 2 This title is very different from the original talk given on May 29th 2010, “From En- gaged to Engaging: on the Formosan Indigenous Encounter with Strangers in the Dutch and Contemporary Periods”. Considering the purpose of that talk was to share my...

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