Guanshan Village, Kaohsiung

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The annual Night Ceremony of Taivoan people in Alikuan.

Guanshan Village (Chinese: 關山里), also called by the locals as Alikuan (Chinese: 阿里關; Taiwanese Romanization: Ah-lí-kuan) or Aliguan, is an indigenous Taivoan community located in Jiaxian District in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.[1][2] As driven by Chinese immigrants and Siraya, Taivoan people started to emigrate from Tainan to Kaohsiung in the early 18th century, and eventually founded the community in 1744.[3] Alikuan was also an important battle field in Tapani incident in 1915.[4]

Taivoan people in Alikuan were forced to migrate in group to nowadays Siaolin by the Japanese government during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan, eventually founding Siaolin Village in 1905.[3]

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  1. ^ Tsuchida, Shigeru; Yamada, Yukihiro; Moriguchi, Tsunekazu. Linguistics Materials of the Formosan Sinicized Populations I: Siraya and Basai. 東京: Department of Linguistics, The University of Tokyo. 1991-03: 29.
  2. ^ "History". Jiasian District Office, Kaohsiung City. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b 種回小林村的記憶. 高雄市: 高雄市杉林區日光小林社區發展協會. 2017. ISBN 978-986-95852-0-0.
  4. ^ 邱, 正略. "百年回首噍吧哖事件". Cultural Affairs Bureau, Tainan City Government. Retrieved 2018-06-12.