Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

Chinese Settlers and European Encounters with Formosan Aborigines

Vortrag von Dr. Niki Alsford, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Oriental Institute

In the Asia Pacific regional context, the understanding of imperial expansion has tended to focus on European and later American expansion into the region. Little, if any, has focused on Chinese imperial expansion into the Pacific. The main purpose of this lecture is to explore Chinese pioneer settlement, and with their European counterparts, their interactions with the Formosan (Taiwan) aboriginal peoples. Since the colonisation of Taiwan took on various forms each had its own representation of aborigines.