Japanese Colonialism In Taiwan

Japanese Colonialism In Taiwan

by Chih-ming Ka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813336376

ISBN-13: 9780813336374

Pub. Date: 12/19/1995

Publisher: Westview Press


Exploring the dynamics of development and dependency, this book traces the experience of Taiwan under Japanese colonial rule. Chih-ming Ka shows how, unlike in other sugar-producing colonies, Taiwan was able to sustain its indigenous family farms and small-scale rice millers, who not only survived but thrived in competition with Japanese sugar capital. Focusing on…  See more details below

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Exploring the dynamics of development and dependency, this book traces the experience of Taiwan under Japanese colonial rule. Chih-ming Ka shows how, unlike in other sugar-producing colonies, Taiwan was able to sustain its indigenous family farms and small-scale rice millers, who not only survived but thrived in competition with Japanese sugar capital. Focusing on Taiwan’s success, the author reassesses theories of capitalist transformation of colonial agriculture and reconceptualizes the relationship between colonial and indigenous socioeconomic and political forces. Considering the influence of sugar on the evolution of family farms and the contradictory relationship between sugar and rice production, he explores the interplay of class forces to explain the unique experience of colonial Taiwan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813336374
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
12/19/1995
Series:
Transitions Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Illustrations
List of Photographs
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Ch. 1Land Tenure, Class Relations, and the State in Precolonial Taiwan (1683-1895)11
Ch. 2The Colonial State, Foreign Capital, and the Articulation of Indigenous Agriculture49
Ch. 3Family Farms and the Formation of Surplus Extraction Mechanisms by Sugar Capital95
Ch. 4The Contradictory Relationship Between Rice and Sugar133
Conclusion181
Appendix: Prices, Income, and Land Productivity in Rice, Cane and Sugar Production, 1910-1938189
Bibliography193
Conversion of Weights and Measures211
Glossary213
About the Book and Author215
Index217

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