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Stone weirs on Chipei Island, Taiwan--Landesque capital and ecologically unequal exchange

Liao, Juo Ting (2009)
Department of Economic History
Abstract
This thesis focuses on the development of stone weirs on Chipei
Island. Chipei is one of the offshore islands of the Penghu archipelago in
Taiwan. Stone weirs on Chipei Island have been in use for more than three
centuries. The islanders developed a social structure based on building and
utilizing stone weirs for fishing. Stone weirs are central to the legacies of every
family on Chipei. Nowadays, most people still hold shares in stone weirs. The
development of stone weirs on Chipei Island is examined from the perspective
of historical-political ecology, more specifically drawing on the concepts of
landesque capital and ecologically unequal exchange.
Three phases were carried out in the use of stone weirs, 1) pre-1940s, stone
weir as... (More)
This thesis focuses on the development of stone weirs on Chipei
Island. Chipei is one of the offshore islands of the Penghu archipelago in
Taiwan. Stone weirs on Chipei Island have been in use for more than three
centuries. The islanders developed a social structure based on building and
utilizing stone weirs for fishing. Stone weirs are central to the legacies of every
family on Chipei. Nowadays, most people still hold shares in stone weirs. The
development of stone weirs on Chipei Island is examined from the perspective
of historical-political ecology, more specifically drawing on the concepts of
landesque capital and ecologically unequal exchange.
Three phases were carried out in the use of stone weirs, 1) pre-1940s, stone
weir as landesque capital, when the KMT took over 2) from the end of the
1940s to the 1970s ecologically unequal exchange occurred in the stone weirs
and Chipei Island 3) from post-1970s, tourist industry became the most
important sector that stone weirs become a destination of tourists. (Less)
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author
Liao, Juo Ting
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
stone weir, Chipei Island, landesque capital, ecologially unequal, Social and economic history, Ekonomisk och social historia
language
English
id
1474753
date added to LUP
2009-07-17 00:00:00
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2010-08-03 10:52:43
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  abstract     = {This thesis focuses on the development of stone weirs on Chipei
Island. Chipei is one of the offshore islands of the Penghu archipelago in
Taiwan. Stone weirs on Chipei Island have been in use for more than three
centuries. The islanders developed a social structure based on building and
utilizing stone weirs for fishing. Stone weirs are central to the legacies of every
family on Chipei. Nowadays, most people still hold shares in stone weirs. The
development of stone weirs on Chipei Island is examined from the perspective
of historical-political ecology, more specifically drawing on the concepts of
landesque capital and ecologically unequal exchange.
Three phases were carried out in the use of stone weirs, 1) pre-1940s, stone
weir as landesque capital, when the KMT took over 2) from the end of the
1940s to the 1970s ecologically unequal exchange occurred in the stone weirs
and Chipei Island 3) from post-1970s, tourist industry became the most
important sector that stone weirs become a destination of tourists.},
  author       = {Liao, Juo Ting},
  keyword      = {stone weir,Chipei Island,landesque capital,ecologially unequal,Social and economic history,Ekonomisk och social historia},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Stone weirs on Chipei Island, Taiwan--Landesque capital and ecologically unequal exchange},
  year         = {2009},
}