三野和惠 （MINO Kazue ） 《教育史学会紀要》56集 2013年10月1日 p.71-83。英文題目 Discovering Taiwanese Consciousness in The Bulletin of Tainan Theological College Alumni (1928-)。 詳全文
This paper explores how Taiwanese Christians around 1930 perceived and expressed their own identity of being Taiwanese and Christian, particularly when facing contemporary social circumstances. In order to do so, this paper analyzes The Bulletin of Tainan Theological College Alumni (BTTCA), an annual magazine published by Alumni members of Tainan Theological College (established in 1877), and discusses the following three points.
First it is the significance that BTTCA was published both in Japanese and Chinese, despite the constraint of colonial policies that established Japanese as the national language. Alumni members managed to employ Chinese in many BTTCA articles, and operated the periodical autonomously to a significant degree.
Second, through an examination of BTTCA articles, I will discuss that Alumni members, due to their varied educational experiences, faced a significant generation gap in terms of command of language. Alumni members were distinctly divided into the younger generation, who received a Japanese education and/or studied in Japan proper, and the older generation of Christians, who grew up during the late-Qing era, thereby mastering Chinese rather than Japanese.
Third, this paper argues that despite the intergenerational gap regarding command of language, many Alumni members collectively sought to articulate the significance of their identity as both Taiwanese and Christian, in the face of contemporary social circumstances. This was especially true of the Alumni members who formed and affirmed their Taiwanese consciousness in BTTCA, through the expression of their peculiar mission of evangelizing ‘Four Million Fellow Countrymen’, that is, all of Taiwanese society.