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Convergence of Nature and Culture: Seeing Tamsui through Artists’ Eyes

Surrounded by mountains and a river, Tamsui, which used to be called “Hobe”, has always attracted senior artists in Taiwan. Exotic and traditional buildings left by the Dutch, Qing Dynasty, and Japanese feature in its historic characteristics, attracting wandering literati. Artists are also inspired by this historic town. The paintings of Tamsui are a spectacular page of Taiwan’s art history. By following in the steps of Taiwanese artists Chen Zhi-qi, Chen Cheng-po, and Yen Shui-long, let us start a journey through Tamsui across time and space!

V. Conclusion

Lin Xian-tang was not just the leader in a prominent family. He was also an intellectual who accepted traditional Chinese education and a conductor to lead Taiwan Nationalist movement. When Lin was traveling around the world, he observed different places and gained a lot of experience. He was well represented among the group of Taiwanese who were desperate to learn from other countries in order to pursue modernity. After Lin went back, he wrote down his travel experience and titled his serial essays as The Voyage around the World, which were published in Taiwan People Newspaper and New Taiwan People Newspaper. In short, things that Lin Xian-tang experienced provide readers a chance to imagine what it would be like in western society. What Lin mentioned can also be a mirror for Taiwan’s society.

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