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|Other Titles:||The influence of social relation of production on black tea industry change in Yuchih Township|
Department of Geography, NTNU
Yuchih black tea industry had developed since Japanese colonial period, and played a important role in Yuchih. Black tea industry were encouraged to start growing by colonial policy, and it largely contributed to the foundation of black tea industry. Due to the competition in global markets, Yuchih black tea has been facing long-term recession since 1970s. After 921 Earthquake, people struggled to rebuilt Yuchih black tea industry that has been headed out of recession and became a important local industry. This study discusses the development of Yuchih black tea industry and the relation of production changing that affect the industry during different period. The basic relation of production produced from tea farmer and tea factory. According to the concept of monopoly rent, Japan dominated Yuchih black tea industry by controlling lands, technology and factory. After the Second World War, Republic of China government received and allocated power between farmers and landowners. There occurred geographical merger and enhancement in Yuchih. While the foreign black tea production became cheaper, the landscape of Yuchih tea land was also changed. Now Yuchih black tea industry has revived. Black tea industry transforms to refined operations, which includes holding Yuchih Black Tea Festival that has an orientation towards local industry. In the future, Yuchih Black Tea industry will develop sustainability in addition to tea factory and land ownership which limits black tea to production. Other black tea production area in Taiwan also enters the competition that challenge to Yuchih black tea industry.
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