The Eve Before Lin Shuangwen Rebellion: the Armed Confrontations in the Middle Taiwan The Lin Shuangwen rebellion that occurred in the middle Taiwan at the year 1786 was widely? being considered as a civil strife in the biggest scale. Its massive scale was not only shown through a quantitive aspect that all the major clans in Western Taiwan were involved in, but was also demonstrated by Emperor Qianlong’s historiography, including such an event into his “Ten Great Campaigns”. The past studies had focused mainly on the nature of the rebellion, suggesting the revolt derived from a typical reaction of the mass who were enslaved by the government. What followed up were the enthusiastic discussions over the structure within the rebellious groups, also the military defensing strategies of Qing court. As those studies arbitrarily treated the mass uprising similar as armed confrontation, the large scaled confrontations occurred before Lin Shuangwen rebellion in the middle Taiwan, such as the Xiexiao rebellion, were frequently ignored. This paper treats Lin Shuangwen rebellion not as an isolated event, but manages to put it back into a larger historical context, by enlarging the focus to the development and influences of the important armed confrontations throughout the eighteenth century. Also, differed from those who classified the confrontations by the participators’ ancestral hometown in order to trace how the rebellions were able to spread, this study is going to focus on the social change before and after the rebellion. To do so, several? key issues are required to be concerned: (1) the relationship between economic behavior (shown from land reclamation) and the armed confrontations; (2) a geographical understanding of the relationship between different rebellions by mapping their locations; (3) the social impacts after the rebellion, which were pushed through the local government’s plans, especially interpreting and transforming the confrontation into religion field related to the “Sacred Prince, Developer of Zhangzhou”.
|Effective start/end date||2018/08/01 → 2019/07/31|
- Ethnic Feud
- Middle Taiwan
- Land Reclamation
- Local Government
- Sacred Prince Developer of Zhangzhou
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