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Self-recognition among The Elite

Self-recognition among The Elite

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In order to change the lives of the indigenous people, the Japanese authorities chose some members of the elite to receive higher education, and then sent them back to their villages to educate the people. For instance, Uyongu Yatauyungana (whose Japanese name was Yata Kazuo, and he later adopted the Han Chinese name Gao Yi-Sheng after WWII) and Losin Watam (whose Japanese names were Saburo Watai and Saburo Hino, and who later adopted the Han Chinese name Lin Rui-Chang after the war) were iconic figures in this regard. In the process of accepting modern education, these two members of the tribal elite developed their own sense of an indigenous self-identity.

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