01.02.2011 Public Lecture by Prof. Tang Ching-Ping

Posted on Jan, 20 2011

Prof. Tang Ching-Ping from the Department of Political Science of the National Cheng Chi University, Taipei, will hold his second public lecture on Tuesday, February 1rst, 6 to 8 pm. His talk is entitled "Modernisation and Conservation by Aboriginal Communities". The lecture will take place from 6 to 8 pm in the Department of Chinese and Korean Studies, Wilhelmstr.133, Room 62.

Modernization and Conservation by Aboriginal Communities:

While more emphasis has been put on the role of local communities in managing natural resources surround them because of their effective indigenous institutions, these long-maintained governing institutions are actually ruined in the course of modernization. The stories of Ataya and Tao in Taiwan give us valuable lessons on how indigenous institutions might survive the challenges of modernization.