Abe, Goe. An ethnohistory of Palau under the Japanese colonial administration

Table of Contents

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Chapter I: Introduction

Need For The Study

Analytical Framework

Ethnohistorical Approach

Centralized States And Indigenous Peoples

Individual Choices And The Concept Of Social Organization



Selection Of Japanese

Selection Of Palauans

Sample And The Problem Of Individual Memory

Purpose Of The Study

An Overview

Chapter Ii: Geography

Physical Geography And Climate

Physical Geography



Chapter Iii: Traditional Palauan Culture

Village Organization

Two Confederations

Palauan Village Organization

Age-grade Societies

Kinship And Social Organization

Cross-sibling Behavior

Traditional Economic Organization

Traditional Palauan Money

Palauan Land Tenure

The German Administration (1898–1914)

The Japanese Colonial Administration (1914–1944)

Religious Beliefs

Chapter Iv: Palauan Encounters With Foreign Powers

The British In Palau 1783–1885

The Spanish In Micronesia 1564–1898

Early Encounters In Micronesia

Spanish Colonial Expansion

Spanish Administration In Palau

German Administration 1899–1914

Expansion Into Micronesia

German Administration In Palau 1901–1914

Chapter V: The Japanese Period In Palau

Expansion Into Micronesia

Palau Under The Japnese Mandate 1914–1944

The Japanese Colonial Administration

Japanese Economic Activity In Micronesia And Palau

The Sugar Industry In The Marianas

Mine Production In Palau

The Japanese Community In Palau

The Japanese Colonial Education

The Navy Period 1914–1918

The Civilian Period 1918–1922

The South Seas Bureau Period 1922–1944

The Culture Tour ( Naichi Kanko Dan )

The Youth Organization

The Impact Of The Japanese Colonial Administration On Palauan Indigenous Organization

The Modekngei Movement

Chapter Vi: Palauan And Japanese Perceptions

The Sample

Generally Held Views On Micronesia And The Micronesians Before The Japanese Left For Micronesia

Occupations And Interactions

Palauan Perceptions Of The Japanese And The Japanese Colonial Administration

An Overview

Chapter Vii: A Rejoinder: The American Period In Palau

History Of The Americans In Micronesia

Establishment Of Trusteeship

Navy Administration

Department Of The Interior Administration

The Early Period

The United Nations Mission And The Reaction To It

The Later Period

The Free Association Period

Cultural Change In Micronesia During Tee American Period

Greater Micronesia

The Ebeye Case, Marshall Islands

The Colonia Case, Yap


Palau And The American Administration

The Development Of Urban Centers

Land Tenure And Inheritance

The Free Association With The United States

Chapter Viii: Conclusion

Scope And Findings Of The Study

Suggestions For Future Research

Outlook For Palau

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: An ethnohistory of Palau under the Japanese colonial administration

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International. 1989 copy. 4, 8, 273 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Goh Abe

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Belau (OR15)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This dissertation is an ethnohistorical analysis of the effects of Japanese colonial administration on Belauan life, within the historical context of colonialism in Micronesia (p. i-A). Although this is the basic premise of this work, Abe also describes how traditional culture was also changed under other successive adminsitrations. Taking the analysis one step further, the author, using some of the basic tenets of Raymond Firth's model of social organization and individual choices, describes how individual strategies have been adapted to meet the differing requirements of various foreign administrations. This source contains much material on traditional Belauan political and social systems, and how these were often radically affected through the process of acculturation. Much of the material in the source was obtained from interviews with both Belauan and Japanese informants, particulary those who had personally experienced Japanese administration. The work concludes with a rejoinder which examines Belauan reaction and adaptation to the American Trust Territory Administration, especially in regard to changing attitudes toward land and land ownership

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 10

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. or15-010

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Lawrence, University of Kansas, 1986 HRAF copy

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1979-1982

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle; 1990

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1914-1944

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) not specified

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ethnology--Palau


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