Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines

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Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines
順益台灣原住民博物館
Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines in Taipei.jpg
Established June 9, 1994
Location Taipei, Taiwan Taiwan
Director Eric H. Y. Yu
Website http://www.museum.org.tw

The Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines (Chinese: 順益台灣原住民博物館; pinyin: Shùnyì Yáiwān Yuán Zhùmín Bówùguǎn) is a museum located just 200 metres diagonally across from the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.[1] It houses exhibits relating to the cultures and histories of the Taiwanese aborigines. The aboriginal tribes live mainly in the mountainous east and south of Taiwan and have historically spoken a variety of Austronesian languages, so it was thought important to have a central location in the capital where their cultures could be on display. Both permanent and rotating exhibits are a part of the museum. The museum is notable for its architectural design, featuring a 13.2 x 1.1 metres (43 x 3.6 feet) white granite totem pole at the entrance.[2]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Guidebook (2011), p. 127.
  2. ^ Guidebook (2011), p. 8.

References[edit]

  • Guidebook (2011): Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines Guidebook. ISBN 978-98685378-5-9.
  • Blundell (2009): Austronesian Taiwan: Linguistics•History•Ethnology•Prehistory. Revised Edition. Edited by David Blundell. SMC publishing, Taiwan. ISBN 978-986-8538-1-1 (cloth); ISBN 978-986-8538-0-4 (paper).

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