Translated Titles

Spatiality, Inauthenticity and the Revival of Community Heritage Memory: Place-names and Spatial Limits of the Japanese Immigrant Village of Fengtian, Hualien


張育銓(Yu-Chuan Chang)

Key Words

遺產 ; 記憶形塑 ; 記憶失真 ; 豐田社區 ; 花蓮 ; heritage ; spatial memory ; inaothenticity ; Fengtian ; Hualian



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

14卷1期(2016 / 04 / 01)

Page #

107 - 133

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

The most complete remains of a Japanese immigrant village in all of Taiwan is found in Fengtian, Hualian. In recent years, investment in community reconstruction as well as administrative and financial support from the government has made the community extremely well- known and led to an influx of tourists. Along with political and econontic benefits, community organizations have gained the power to narrate local heritage. But the accounts of local place names and spatiality in local education and guided tours differ from the historical record and from oral history accounts. Based on loog-term fieldwork in Fengtian, Ibis paper uses the concepts of memory formation and inauthenticity to explore the relatioosbip between heritage and memory. Using the examples of the village's police station and its tutelary deity, it discusses the sustainability and reappearance of heritage memory. This discussion may assist in developing the concept of native heritage in Taiwan and contribute to a better understanding of how community development organizations and communities themselves use local knowledge and social realities to coostruct local history.

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