In 1997, a symposium for the multi-disciplinary understanding of the indigenous peoples of Taiwan was held at the University of California, Berkeley. The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology facilitated the program entitled “Austronesian Studies in Taiwan: Retrospect and Prospect” with assistance from the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines. The research presented at that symposium appears in this monograph, which was edited by Dr. David Blundell, a cultural anthropologist, who has lived in Taiwan for about two decades. Since the late 1980s, Blundell has participated in research on the sources and living cultures of the Taiwan Austronesian-speaking peoples.
Extensive bibliographies, divided into the fields of linguistics, history, ethnology and prehistory, and a detailed index makes this monograph very useful for exploring Taiwan’s indigenous culture in depth.
Note: Pictured here is the hardback version of this book, which has been discontinued. However, this monograph is still available in paperback.