Inō Kanori's “history” of taiwan: colonial ethnology, the civilizing mission and struggles for survival in east asia

  title={Inō Kanori's “history” of taiwan: colonial ethnology, the civilizing mission and struggles for survival in east asia},
  author={Matsuda Kyōko},
  journal={History and Anthropology},
  pages={179 - 196}
When Japan joined the late nineteenth‐century “scramble for colonies” by annexing Taiwan in 1895, the perceived urgency of “civilizing its natives” prompted questions about the nature of “civilization” itself. How could the Japanese, who had for centuries considered China to be civilization's very fountainhead, “civilize” an island largely populated by Chinese immigrants and their descendents? The writings of Inō Kanori (1867–1925) can be viewed as an attempt to resolve this dilemma. In his… Expand
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