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|Other Titles:||Taiwan Natural History Society in the Early Period of Japanese Colonial Rule —Japanese Naturalist and Construction of Taiwan Natural history|
Graduate Institute of Taiwan History
This paper discusses the agency of Natural History Society of Taiwan, including its organizational operations and its research characteristics, especially Japanese naturalist why and how to execute the academic investigations in the early period of Japanese Colonial Rule. For this purposes, this paper explores the emphasis on the natural history and development after Meiji Restoration in Japan and Western natural history in the 19th century. Basically, the natural history are closely related tothe colonial governance of Western Empire in 19th century. Was the only imperialist country in Asia, Japan is no exception, natural history or scientific investigation was used in colonial expansion or governance as the former. The subtitle of this article "Construction of Natural History," intends to remind that we now take for granted the knowledge of natural environment in Taiwan.It is actually a hidden history of natural scientific research in pre-war colonial period. This part of knowledge was unknown from the original fuzzy, through the process of knowledge production afterward, record,description, discourse,writingetc, and gradually become clear and unambiguous understanding. The subtitle of "construct" is expressed this historical process of colonial scientific development.
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