Prosperity Settlement: the politics of PAIPAI in Taipei, Taiwan
Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1974 [1983 copy]. 3, 5, 206 p.: ill.
Hill Gates Rohsenow
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Internal trade (438);
Retail marketing (443);
Extended families (596);
Community structure (621);
Inter-community relations (628);
Cult of the dead (769);
Organized ceremonial (796);
This dissertation is a study of PAIPAI, or annual community religious festivals, in 'Prosperity Settlement', a pseudonymous portion of a LI on the edge of Taipei City. Gates shows how the PAIPAI and other traditional Taiwanese social forms function in adapting the economy and social and political organization of the settlement to the encroaching urban and complexities of urban life.
Document ID: ad05-049
Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Michigan, 1973
'Prosperity Settlement,' Taiwan (p. 18-19)