Bununs mark 100th anniversary of uprising against Japanese forces

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/09
By: Lin Hsien-feng and Ted Chen

Taipei, April 9 (CNA) Elder tribesmen in Zhuoxi Township in Hualien County led a hunting 24073543festival Thursday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Dafen Incident (大分事件) that was the start of a widespread uprising against Imperial Japanese occupying forces in Taiwan.

Zhuoxi Township head Lu Pi-hsien (呂必賢) said the rebellion in 1915 was incited by a confiscation of hunting rifles, under orders given by Japanese occupying forces that were seeking to subdue the aboriginal tribes.

Hunting rifles were fundamental to the survival and prosperity of the Bunun people, who lived in mountainous regions at altitudes of around 2,000 meters, Lu said.     [FULL  STORY]

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