The “improvement of funeral ceremonies” movement and the creation of “modern” Japanese subjects in Taiwan during Japanese rule

@article{Tainaka2020TheO,
  title={The “improvement of funeral ceremonies” movement and the creation of “modern” Japanese subjects in Taiwan during Japanese rule},
  author={Chizuru Tainaka},
  journal={Contemporary Japan},
  year={2020},
  volume={32},
  pages={43 - 62}
}
  • Chizuru Tainaka
  • Published 2020
  • History
  • Contemporary Japan
  • ABSTRACT This paper is a historical inquiry into the movement for the “improvement of funeral ceremonies” in Taiwan under Japanese Rule as it unfolded from the 1930s. The traditional funerary culture of Taiwan has been researched and analyzed thoroughly by cultural anthropologists, but there were only few insights into how the political and colonial configuration of society changed and in turn influenced the contents of funeral ceremonies and the attitudes of those involved in them. In later… CONTINUE READING

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