To begin with the story of a craftsman who dedicates to the field of shipbuilding, this thesis aims to discover Wang Chang-hua’s turning point and technological career in his forty years experiences of shipbuilding in Chi-Chin. Simultaneously, from the perspective of microcosm, the thesis is expected to perceive Foreman Wang’s trajectory of his career development and his working attitude that affects his whole life in the light of technology and living. Furthermore, the thesis can enunciate for basic level workers by means of word recording, perceiving the life experience of shipbuilding industry.
The title of the thesis expects to elucidate the Chi-Chin shipbuilding through oral history from such person like Foreman Wang whose career is thoroughly devoted to this industry. The thesis is a qualitative research. To compare and probe Foreman Wnag’s life story, the thesis, life history oriented, is conducted through oral interview. Information is mainly collected from in-depth interview and supported by literature review. Through the delineation from the ship owners and interview with people in the relevant industries of shipbuilding, the shipbuilding history in Chi-Chin is introduced, further discussing these craftsmen’s turning point and adaptation.
Chapter Four introduces the pivotal development of senior foreman’s life story, which also symbolizes the vicissitude of Chi-Chin shipbuilding from 50s to 90s in the year of R.O.C. Written in the third person, the researcher interviews by means of different events and roles, interweaving Foreman Wang’s crucial incidents in his life as the main delineation. In that case, it is hoped to come closely to the headquarter of Chi-Chin shipbuilding and appreciate basic level craftsmen’s true life.
Chapter Five analyzes and discusses Foreman Wang’s career. According to the thesis, Foreman Wang’s working attitude is influenced by his family background and driven by his commitment to his family. He, surrounding by difficulties, successfully breaks the technological bottleneck and continues to learn new skills to enhance his personal expertise as well as his position in the organization, being influential and fulfilling career development. After analyzing these crucial incidents, it is found that basic level workers’ career adaptation is closely related to personal character and crucial incidents, social context and technology development. As to the recommendation to the human resources in shipbuilding, to improve the general education concerning ocean culture and working attitude should be the first priority in the future.
Chapter Six delineates researcher’s personal introspection. In the process of composing Foreman Wang’s story, the researcher also reflects and reexamines himself. Issues pertaining to workers can be further researched from different aspects.