Encounters between Indigenes and Chinese

Encounters between Indigenes and Chinese

Map:Encounters between Indigenes and Chinese
With mass Han Chinese immigration to reclaim land in Taiwan in the 18th century, Han Chinese villages spread across the Western plains, causing dramatic changes in the Taiwanese society during the Qing Dynasty.The plain indigenous peoples(Pingpu) lifestyle and territory were influenced by the Han Chinese people’s need for land and paddy fields, and thus it was difficult for them to maintain their existing way of life through hunting and dry farming. The plain indigenous peoples(Pingpu) interacted frequently with the Han Chinese, and they coexisted on the Western plains. Both groups were incorporated into the Qing Dynasty administrative system, and their traditional lifestyles and cultures both changed because of this.

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