Clothing and Power on the Periphery of Empire: The Costumes of the Indigenous People of Taiwan

  title={Clothing and Power on the Periphery of Empire: The Costumes of the Indigenous People of Taiwan},
  author={Henrietta Harrison},
  journal={positions: east asia cultures critique},
  pages={331 - 360}
  • H. Harrison
  • Published 1 May 2003
  • Political Science
  • positions: east asia cultures critique
The indigenous people ofTaiwandefine themselves in part bywearingwhat they refer to as their traditional costumes on certain festivals and holidays. A photograph [not reproduced here because of its quality—Editor] shows a group of elderly men of the Atayal tribe in these traditional costumes at one such festival. The men wear startlingly clean white jackets decorated with elaborate embroidered bands on the sleeves and around the hem. Beneath these jackets they wear the grey trousers of Western… 

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