Human And Society

Human And Society

Human And Society

An Update on the Miramar Story

2013-01-29
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Emotions ran high after the announcement, on December 22nd, that the Environmental Impact Assessment was approved for the Miramar Resort on Shanyuan beach.  Since the first...read more

Account of the Taroko Tribe’s Land-Rights Dispute

2013-01-14
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The Truku (太魯閣族,Taroko) people are one of several Austronesian groups living in Taiwan before the arrival of the Han Chinese in the seventeenth century. A group of Truku people...read more

Islands belong to sea, not people

2012-10-15
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As a manager acceptable to all members of the global community, Taiwan could define the sea around the islands as an international marine reserve and such an arrangement...read more

Cowboys and Indians

2012-08-21
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The age-old battle of cowboys and Indians never really ended, at least not for the indigenous peoples of the world. They have been fighting for their inherent right to live on...read more

Taiwan High Court Acquits Smangus in Beech Tree Incident

2010-02-22
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                    Smangus Tribal Council Secretary                                 2010.02.09 The Taiwan High Court has officially acquitted three Smangus men who had been...read more

Taroko Indigenous vs. Asia Cement: Notes on Wild's Recent Visit to Hualien, January 2010

2010-02-08
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Adapted by Nicholas Young from Shi-Wei Lu's Essay太魯閣族還我土地運動2010年1月花蓮陳情小記 Hu Wenhsien, a plaintiff in our case against Asia Cement, passed away just a few days before our...read more

Pig Farmers the Intended Beneficiaries?

2007-12-13
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A recent op-ed piece in the local press highlights the legalized corruption that we call "representative democracy" in Taiwan. To follow up on the author's...read more

The Value of a River? Ghost Language.

2005-10-24
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When speaking with people we need to use "people logic;" when speaking with "ghosts" we need to use "ghost logic."1 While maintaining reservations...read more

East Coast Cement

2004-08-11
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Wild at Heart is working on improving Taiwan's east coast environment. We are working with members of the Taroko Tribe and other environmental groups to rid Hualian of the...read more