Gates, Hill. Prosperity Settlement: the politics of PAIPAI in Taipei, Taiwan

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Chapter One : Introduction

Aims Of The Study

“urbanization” And Urban Life

Small-business Families In The Chinese City

Social Stratification In Taiwan

Taiwanese Ethnicity And The Paipai

Prosperity Settlement As A Field Site

The Problems And Techniques Of The Fieldwork

Chapter Two : Occupations And The Economic Basis Of The Community

The Origins Of Prosperity Settlement As A Business Community

The Community's Standard Of Living

House Types

Occupations In Prosperity Settlement

Occupational Choice And Household Size

Income From Rent

Capital And Credit

Community Economic Interdependence

Food Marketing

Purchase Of Store And Craft Supplies

Minimal Markets


Chapter Iii : Settlement Families

The Complex Family And The Traditional Middle Class

Economic Factors In Traditional Middle Class Family Structure

Nuclear And Complex Families

Stem Families

Extended Families

Joint Families

Degrees Of Family Cohesion

Inheritance And Family Fission

Household Headship

Women's Roles In Community Integration

Leading Families Of Prosperity Settlement


Chapter Iv : Paipai In Taipei

Autonomous Community Festivals

Recent Trends In Paipai Participation

Government Opposition To Paipai

Paipai Unification

Reasons For Continued Growth Of Paipai

Maintenance Of Social Networks

Social Solidarity

Inter-community Links

Support Of Temples By Public Officials

Paipai As A Symbol Of Ethnic Solidarity

Taiwanese Opposition To Paipai

Dissociation From Paipai

Chapter V : Paipai In Prosperity Settlement

Ritual Unity And Fission In Prosperity Section

Changes In Paipai Leadership

The Paipai In Honor Of Tho Te Kong

The Paipai In Honor Of Sam Kai Kong

The Paipai In Honor Of Wen Cu Kong

The Symbolism Of The Community's Gods

Chapter Vi : Leadership In Prosperity Settlement

The New Temple Site

Municipal Administration

Section Citizens' Meetings

Section And Neighborhood Heads

Higher Authorities, The Heavenly Bureaucracy, And The Mandarin Strategy

The Problem Of “responsibility”

“patron-client” Relationships In Prosperity Settlement

Local Leadership And The State

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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: Prosperity Settlement: the politics of PAIPAI in Taipei, Taiwan

Published By: Original publisher Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms. 1974 [1983 copy]. 3, 5, 206 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Hill Gates Rohsenow

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Taiwan Hokkien (AD05)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Internal trade (438); Retail marketing (443); Classes (565); Household (592); Extended families (596); Community structure (621); Inter-community relations (628); Cult of the dead (769); Congregations (794); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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 Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 49

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. ad05-049

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: UM 74-15,837 Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Michigan, 1973 Includes bibliography

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1970

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-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. David Sherwood

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

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) 'Prosperity Settlement,' Taiwan (p. 18-19)

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Taiwanese


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