Location: Taiwan         Length: 21 min

The indigenous Austronesian people of Taiwan, just two percent of the island’s population, are a disadvantaged group, with high unemployment and substandard education. Now they are expressing increased ethnic pride, reviving traditional cultural practices and preserving their languages. Leaders of a small indigenous village in 2010 invited anthropologists from the National Taiwan University to promote tourism and help them preserve their fading culture. Excavations, computer imaging, music recordings, and tourism might just work.

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Produced in New Zealand at the University of Otago by Adam Thompson

Funded by the National Taiwan University

History of Taiwan (Wikipedia)

An Overview of Taiwan’s Indigenous Groups (Taiwan Government Information Office)

Taiwanese Aborigines (Wikipedia)

National Taiwan University

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