Translated Titles

Historical Construction in "The Path Towards "Civilization""


黃應貴(Ying-Kuei Huang)

Key Words

臺灣 ; 布農族 ; 歷史建構 ; 史識 ; Taiwan ; Bunun ; historical construction ; historical consciousness



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

11卷1期(2013 / 04 / 01)

Page #

143 - 158

Content Language


Chinese Abstract

筆者在《「文明」之路》一書中,透過東埔社布農人的個案研究,將臺灣一百多年來的歷史發展,分成日治時期、國民政府治理時期以及新自由主義秩序下的治理。其中,第三卷所討論第三個時期的新自由主義化趨勢,並沒有得到臺灣主流社會的承認。這個新時代的確認與建構,其實是透過社會文化整體圖像及穿梭時空的辯證、史識、當地人主觀的文化觀點、全人類社會文化的比較視野、以及文學心靈的散發等過程,才能有效再現第三個歷史時期的存在。也因為如此, 《「文明」之路》這部書所描繪的,既是特殊的地方史,也反映了臺灣大社會一百多年來的發展趨勢,更反映了全人類社會的某種共同趨勢,故它是小歷史、也是大歷史,更是作為一個人類學者想透過一個小個案的研究,來濃縮某一段人類文明之路的作法。

English Abstract

In my three- volume ethnography of the Taketonpu people, "The Path Towards "Civilization" ("Wenming "zhi lu)", I divide the last century of Taiwan's history into three periods: Japanese colonialism, government by the Nationalist Party (KMT), and governance under the neoliberal order. The distinctiveness of this third period, detailed in my third volume, has not yet been widely accepted in mainstream Taiwanese society. This may be understandable, though, because the effective recognition of a period's existence can be achieved only after a long process involving an ongoing dialectic between a grasp of the overall socio- cultural situation and historical processes, historical consciousness, the native's subjective cultural perspective, a comparative perspective on the whole of human society and culture, and insights gained from literary sources. As such, the goal of this work is not only to represent a unique local history, but also to reflect on general historical trends in Taiwan over the past century as well as general global trends. In this sense, it is both micro- history and macro- history. The work also represents an anthropologist's effort to use a case study to condense the historical process "towards civilization" in a specific period.

Topic Category 人文學 > 歷史學
人文學 > 人類學及族群研究