In her article "Indigenous Taiwan as Location of Native American and Indigenous Studies" Hsinya Huang uses Taiwan as a specific intellectual crossroads to examine, both pedagogically and theoretically, transnational/trans-Pacific flows, as well as transnational indigenous formations which take shape across national/international/local American Studies in this key moment of heightened U.S./Taiwan interaction in the Asia-Pacific security zone. Huang argues that Taiwanese scholarship has helped reorient understandings of environment and ecocriticism and that it has provided significant impulses, especially in the fields of Native American and comparative indigenous studies. Moreover, Taiwan has contributed both in its own positioning and in its academic outreach to the recent methodological turns away from US-American exceptionalism by decentering the U.S. in global/transnational studies. Huang explores comparative indigeneity as experienced through the lens of Taiwan's aboriginal people and offers a comparative perspective on the teaching of Native American literatures in Taiwan. Huang's study reflects and refracts the diverse dimensions of empire and resistance surrounding Taiwan as a site of methodological and pedagogical shifts.
"Indigenous Taiwan as Location of Native American and Indigenous Studies."
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