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Written by Liang Wen-Jing; Illustrated by Lin Jia-Dong

Traditionally, indigenous peoples usually used gender to determine a person’s role in society. The most common situation was that men became hunters, and women were responsible for textile weaving. Males were expected to complete the tasks which required physical strength, such as hunting, fishing, and chopping firewood; and women chiefly worked in and around the home, weaving textiles and working the fields. The gender-based division of labor gradually form a part of the people’s traditional social order, and also generates unique gender taboos in different communities. …


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Illustrated by Lin Jia-Dong

Be frugal and keep house,
be hardworking and resilient,
be gentle and considerate
How many social expectations have bonded our last generation of women?

Be independent, confident, autonomous, and free.
How much do you have to do to qualify as “a modern woman” in our society?

Our identity as indigenous peoples, our gender position as a woman.
Only when it’s “because we want to, not because we need to”
can we truly get rid of the roles imposed on us by society.
That is when we can tell our story and write down the glory of the era of women.


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Written by Liang Wen-Jing; Photo Credit: Women’s Den, Tseng Hsin-Yao; Translated by Chen Deh-I


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Written by Liang Wen-Jing; Photo credit: Wang Shi-Hao ; Translated by Chen Deh-I

The Transmitter of SaySiyat Bamboo and Rattan Weaving Culture and Crafts


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Written by Liang Wen-Jing; Photo credit: Tsai Tsung-Sheng ; Translated by Lin Shih-Fen

Protector of Forests & Ecological Restorer


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Written by Liang Wen-Jing; Photo credit: Tsai Tsung-Sheng ; Translated by Lin Shih-Fen

Promoter of Health and Cultural Care for Taiwan’s Indigenous Communities

Indigenous Sight

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