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Academic Colonialism and the Struggle for Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Taiwan

Cheng Feng ShIh

2010 Taiwan, Asia

This article reviews the operations of academic colonialism in subjugating the epistemological and cultural characteristics of scholars in former colonies. It focuses on Taiwan and the particularly dificult circumstances faced by Indigenous scholars in Taiwan to gain recognition of their knowledge and cultural perspectives . The article goes on to examine ways in which Indigenous academics and new institutions are acting to surmount the oppressions of academic colonialism.