Language and Culture Studies on the Champa Civlization of Vietnam and the Batanes and Orchid Islands between the Philippines and Taiwan.
Through language and cultural movements of the Champa Civlization of Vietnam and the Batanes and Orchid Islands between the Philippines and Taiwan, Taiwan has been regarded as the ancient point of origin of all Austronesian languages in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
A Colloquium with Dr. David Blundell, Visiting Scholar, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies. This project of Southeast Asia and Oceania establishes a vehicle for digital language and culture mapping. It is a geo-referencing library system that facilitates the creation of temporal spatial information documents tailored for individual or group research. The lecture will introduce the Web-based Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI), Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) and current research working with the tools of geographic information systems (GIS) for language and culture mapping such as the Champa civilization of central Vietnam and the Batanes and Orchid Islands between the large island of Luzon in the Philippines and Taiwan.
At UCLA David Blundell completed his Ph.D. in Anthropology. He began teaching in Taiwan in 1984 and later began research on the Formosan groups, prehistory, and socio-linguistic mapping. He is the editor of Austronesian Taiwan: Linguistics, History, Ethnology, Prehistory.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
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