Ahronglong Sakinu

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Ahronglong Sakinu
Tai Chih-chiang
Native name
Sakinu Yalonglong
Born (1972-01-28) 28 January 1972 (age 51)
Taitung County, Taiwan
NationalityRepublic of China

Ahronglong Sakinu (Chinese: 亞榮隆.撒可努; Pinayuanan: Sakinu Yalonglong; born 28 January 1972) is a Taiwanese indigenous Paiwan writer and forest hunter. His name means "The Last Hunter" in Lalaulan.[1] His Chinese name is Dai Zhiqiang (Chinese: 戴志強). He was born to the Paiwan Lalaulan[2] clan in Taitung, Taiwan,[3] on 28 January 1972.[4] His father was a laborer and often abusive toward Ahronglong Sakinu and his two brothers. The abuse forced his mother out of the house, and Ahronglong Sakinu often ran away.[5] He was trained as a police officer, and found law enforcement work in Taipei.[6][5][7] He later became a forest ranger.[6]

He gained recognition from his book The Sage Hunter (山豬.飛鼠.撒可努), winning the 2000 Wu Yung-fu Literature Prize (巫永福文學獎).[4] The book, written in 1998, was adapted into a film and released in 2005.[8] His work has been translated into English and Japanese, and also made into cartoons.[9][10] In November 2005, he founded a hunter school to educate and introduce youngsters to Paiwan culture and traditional Paiwan skills.[11][12]

List of works[edit]

  • The Sage Hunter (山豬.飛鼠.撒可努)
  • Wind Walker, My Dad the Hunter (走風的人, 我的獵人父親)[13]
  • Grandpa's Ocean (外公的海)
  • Vu Vu's Tales (Vu Vu 的故事)
  • Pali's Red Eyes (巴里的紅眼睛), a Paiwan legend


  1. ^ 台灣文學網
  2. ^ "World Summit of Indigenous Cultures – Lalaulan Village". indigenous.pristine.net. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  3. ^ 亞榮隆‧撒可努 (2011). "封面作者介紹頁". 山豬•飛鼠•撒可努 (in Chinese). Banqiao: 耶魯國際文化事業有限公司. ISBN 978-9578323-87-2.
  4. ^ a b "Paiwan Writer-Hunter | Yaronglong Sakinu". Ministry of Culture. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b Cherrington, Mark (December 2008). "Resurrection". Cultural Survival. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  6. ^ a b Su, Lynn (July 2018). "Sakinu's Hunter School". Taiwan Panorama. Translated by Newell, Phil. Archived from the original on 31 July 2020. Retrieved 31 March 2019. Alt URL
  7. ^ Robbins, Cheryl (22 July 2008). "Paiwan tribe: Respect for ancestors and art traditions". Taiwan News. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  8. ^ Gluck, Caroline (18 November 2005). "Taiwan's past, very present". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Paiwan boy's hunting stories adapted for TV cartoon". Taiwan Today. 13 July 2011. Archived from the original on 31 March 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  10. ^ Smith, Glenn (22 February 2015). "Taiwan's indigenous authors reach out at Taipei International Book Exhibition". Cultural Survival. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  11. ^ "撒可努辦獵人學校 傳承與自然共存的部落文化". Archived from the original on 19 October 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  12. ^ Lin, Jean (3 July 2006). "Author optimistic about Aboriginal hunting school". Taipei Times. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  13. ^ 撒可努, 亞榮隆 (2005). 走風的人, 我的獵人父親. 耶魯國際文化. ISBN 9789578323643.

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