Monday, April 02, 2012

Daily Links, April 2, 2012

A lovely day but hazy in the mountains yesterday. 

Tonight's moon with the new camera.


SPECIAL: Dems Abroad Taiwan Mike Honda Fundraiser April 8th.

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Anonymous said...

I am not sure if anyone caught the political slant the KMT put on the Matsu find.

It seems they are trying to shift Taiwan's Austronesian roots to fit a Greater Chinese ideology with competing timelines.

The article makes a grave error in claiming the remains to be Austronesian... as the term Austronesian is an ethnolinguistic group and therefore more caution is needed to define pre-Austronesian and proto-Austronesian groups.

This find supports the hypothesis of a migration of pre-Austronesians out of East Asia occurring roughly 8,000-10,000 years ago. These drops became Austronesian speakers after a period of Taiwan=based isolation.

If anything, this new find might challenge modern Chinese nationalist ideological constructs of the Han Chinese ethnicity and its dubious base in genetics and physical migrations of Han.

This site may actually point to the gradual cultural conversion of non-Han peoples into Han or other modern ethnic constructs used by both the ROC and the PRC.

Anonymous said...

Just amazing to see this headline in print.....
Three conditions for cross-strait political talks: Wu Den-yih