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Wa and Tatala: The Transformation of Indigenous Canoes on Yap and Orchid Island

Tu, Karen Kan-Lun


This thesis focuses on the areas on Orchid Island in Taiwan and Yap State in the Federated States of Micronesia exploring the transformation of indigenous canoe usage. The canoe performs significant symbolic and practical functions for both of these areas, though they have also developed local–specific functions thanks to variations in their respective histories that involve a complex process of transformation and revitalisation in canoe culture...[Show more]

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Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d51465bb0561


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