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P388


Collaborating indigenous knowledge and modern science 
Convenor:
Da-Wei Kuan (National Cheng-Chi University)
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Chair:
Da-Wei Kuan (National Cheng-Chi University)
Discussants:
Kurtis (Jai-Chyi) Pei (Taiwan Wildlife Society)
Yih-Ren Lin
Format:
Traditional Open Panel

Short Abstract:

The collaboration between indigenous knowledge and modern science will broaden the horizon of human society and bring in new possibility. Meanwhile, it requires careful review and reshape of power relations in many aspects. This panel welcome presenters to share their experiences and reflections.

Long Abstract:

The Collaboration between indigenous knowledge and modern science is not just increasing the ability of human society in dealing with the complicating environment problems, but also providing the opportunity for decolonization and state-indigenous reconciliation. However, such a collaboration often encounters challenges in three aspects: 1) indigenous knowledge is very often required to be explained by modern science. It seems imply the superiority of modern science. But what are the limitations of scientific explanation? How can indigenous knowledge and modern science mutually recognize each other with the awareness of these limitations? 2) In the new process of knowledge production, what are the roles of indigenous knowledge holders and practitioners? Will their objectified, marginalized position in previous scientific researches be reproduced or overturned? 3) The bureaucratic system and modern science have been supporting each other and sustaining the governance regime. How can a new regime be created under existing bureaucratic logic and legal institutions? Aiming to advance the epistemological/methodological reflection of the collaboration between indigenous knowledge and modern Science, the panel welcome papers to share the experience and the discussion in regard to the three aspects of challenges addressed above.

Accepted papers: