Sunday, August 28, 2005

Another new book in the former native speaker's library

台籍菁英的搖籃:台中一中 (The Cradle of the Taiwan Elite: Taichung First Secondary School), by 朱珮琪 (Zhu Peiqi).

This book is an extensively revised version of Zhu's master's thesis. It's a history of a school that was the first secondary school established for Taiwanese boys during the period of the Japanese occupation (1895-1945). The school was established through the efforts of Taiwanese elites like Lin Xiantang (林獻堂), Lin Lietang (林烈堂), and Gu Xianrong (辜顯榮). Looks like it'll be a good book! (The school is now a senior high school, by the way.)

2 comments:

bourdieu_boy said...

Looks good. Must try to get a copy next time I am in Taiwan. Thanks for the reference.

Jonathan Benda said...

You're welcome. You could try ordering the book online if you're not coming to Taiwan any time soon. You would try http://www.books.com.tw and see if they have it...

By the way, interesting website that you have--I'll have to add it to my bloglines...