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Author Ye, Ruiping, author.

Title The colonisation and settlement of Taiwan, 1684-1945 : land tenure, law and Qing and Japanese policies / Ruiping Ye
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (251 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia ; [134]
Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia ; 134
Contents Introduction. 1. Land Settlement: Progression and Pattern. 2. Settlement Polices: Reluctant Expansion. 3. Aboriginal Land: Recognition and Protection. 4. Chinese Practice: Transforming Aboriginal Land Tenure. 5. Aborigines' Efforts: A Losing Battle. 6. Japanese Colonisation: New Tenure under the Modern Law. Conclusion: Land Tenure, Colonisation, and Legal Tradition
Summary The dispossession of indigenous peoples by conquest regimes remains a pressing issue. This book, unlike most other books on the subject, contrasts two different colonial administrations - first the Chinese Qing Empire, then, from 1895, the Japanese. It shows how , under the Chinese legal system, the Qing employed the Chinese legal system to managed the relationship between the increasing numbers of Han Chinese settlers and the indigenous peoples, and how, although the Qing regime took no and refrained from taking actions to transform aboriginal land tenure, and how nevertheless Chinese settlers were able to manipulate aboriginal land tenure to their advantage. It goes on to examine the very different approach of the Japanese colonial administration, which following the Meiji Restoration of 1868 had begun to adopt a Western legal framework, demonstrating how this was intentionally much more intrusive, and how the Japanese modernized legal framework significantly disrupted aboriginal land tenure. Based on extensive original research, the book provides important insights into colonisation, different legal traditions and the impact of colonial settlement on indigenous peoples
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Land tenure -- Taiwan -- History
Land settlement -- Taiwan -- History
Land tenure -- Law and legislation -- Taiwan -- History
Land tenure -- Taiwan -- History
Land use -- Law and legislation -- Taiwan -- History
Taiwan aborigines -- History.
HISTORY / Asia / China.
Indigenous peoples -- Land tenure.
Land settlement.
Land tenure -- Law and legislation.
Land tenure.
Land use -- Law and legislation.
Taiwan aborigines.
China -- Colonies -- Taiwan
Japan -- Colonies -- Taiwan
Taiwan -- Colonization -- History
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351185179