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Unformatted text preview: TAIWAN: HISTORY, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE ANS 361/ANT 324L FALL 2006 Midterm Examination 1 Save all your answers in one file (any common format: .doc, .odf, .xps, .xml, .txt, .sxw, .docx, .htm) and send as a single email attachment to [email protected] at or before 11:59 PM on Friday, September 29. Exams sent after 11:59 PM on September 29 and before 11:59 AM on September 30 will be assessed a 5-point penalty. Exams will not be accepted after noon on Saturday. Work on the exam by yourself—no collaborating. Please keep your answers brief and to the point—no more than one, double—spaced page for each answer. Respond to each of the following four questions (20 exam points=5 course points for each answer): 1. Most of the Chinese who settled in Taiwan during Qing rule (1683-1895) migrated directly from southern Fujian and northern Guangdong. In what ways did life in Taiwan during this period resemble, and/or differ from the society they had left behind? 2. Describe and explain the changes in official policies as well as the attitudes of Chinese settlers towards the aborigines from ~1700—1850? 3. How did Taiwan’s land tenure system during the 18th and 19th centuries help bring about the creation of new kinds of urban and rural elites? 4. Describe and explain the violence endemic to Taiwan during the Qing period. What led to the emergence of rural “strongmen” (tuhao i?) such as Lin Wencha in the 19th century? ...
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