Women's Music Life in Taiwanese Elite Families during the Japanese Colonial Rule---with Focus on the Lin Hsien Tang Family and the Kao Chang Family
|關鍵字:||日治時期;菁英階層;婦女;音樂生活;林獻堂家族;高長家族;the Japanese Colonial Rule;Elite Families;Women;Music Life;the Lin HsienTang Family;the Kao Chang Family|
Women’s Music Life in Taiwanese Elite Families during the Japanese Colonial Rule -- with focus on the Lin Hsien Tang Family and the Kao Chang Family This study is founded on the rough result of the preceding research project on “Colonial Modernity and Representation of Musical Culture:A Study of Taichung State Gentry’s Music Life during the Japanese Colonial Rule -- by the Case of the Lin Hsien-Tang Family”( I & II). It attempts to broaden the research scope and explore with greater depth into music life of women in Taiwanese elite families. It discusses public and private music life of women in elite families during the Japanese Colonial Rule in three parts, analyzing how social status of women in Taiwanese elite families during the Japanese reign was built up through music activities and understanding further what role these women played and what contribution they made in that age. In the first part, social status of men and women, their different roles and functions in society, their gender concepts, and their inherited characteristics are thoroughly studied. In the second part, how women in elite families participated in music activities and what jobs they did are covered. In the third part, what factors influenced social status of women in elite families during the Japanese Colonial Rule and what role music activities played in the changes of women’s social status are further explored.
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