London Taiwan Seminar
Taiwan in Comparative Perspective

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Prehistoric Taiwan: A Possible Homeland of the Austronesian-speaking Peoples

Abstract This lecture will give a brief introduction to the prehistory of Taiwan. The prehistory of Taiwan is significant because of not only its complexity and diversity but also its important role relevant to the human history of Southeast Asia and Oceania. The island of Taiwan has long been recognized as an area perhaps involved in the transmission of the Austronesian peoples and languages from East Asia into the Pacific. Most of the archaeological, linguistic and genetic evidence tend to support the hypothesis that Taiwan was the area from where the Austronesian speaking people originated and spread. Therefore, all Austronesian speaking islanders in the Pacific are most probably descendents of the Austronesians who came South from Taiwan during the prehistoric period.
Schedule: 6:00-6:10 Welcoming Remarks and Introduction
Chair: Prof Stephan Feuchtwang (LSE)

6:10-6:40 Prehistoric Taiwan: A Possible Homeland of the Austronesian-speaking
Peoples
Speaker: Dr Cheng-hwa Tsang (National Museum of Prehistory,
Taiwan)

6:40-7:00 Panel One
Discussant: Stuart Thompson (SOAS)

7:00-7:20 Panel Two
Discussant: Dr Paul-François Tremlett (SOAS)

7:20-8:00 General Discussion
 
地點: Room Z 332,
LSE
時間: 17 February, Friday, 6-8pm
演講者: Cheng-hwa Tsang (National Museum of Prehistory, Taiwan)
  Programme for Term Two: January – March 2006
Venue: LSE and SOAS
Chair: Stephan Feuchtwang
Stuart Thompson
Convener: Fang-long Shih