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However,within the identity politics dominated by theHanpeople, in a series of exclusive and inclusive manipulations, their status was constrained by the structure of internal colonialism. Therefore, equipped with the reflexive interpretation of established studies, this study attempts to contextualise aborigines within the concept of nationalism and national identity, and it is helpful to explore the structural dynamics of their absence, even anonymity, in national sport. But, it probably needs an alternative paradigm if we want to rewrite the baseball history and self-narrative in terms of their subjective position. The crucial point in indigenous/aboriginal perspectives of history lies not only in the method but also in the questions asked and the perspectives provided.75 By multiplying the number of subject positions, a different history can be articulated.76 Hence, the main purpose of this study is not an attempt to construct a genealogy of aborigines’ national identity in itself, but to understand how their identification and representation on the baseball field is imbricated and implicated within the limits of Japanese colonialism, Chinese nationalism and Taiwanese nationalism.