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Bubonic Plague, Cholera and Influenza in the History of Communicable Diseases in Taiwan(1895-1920)

In view of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute of Taiwan History has chosen ‘Outbreaks of Bubonic Plague, Cholera and Influenza in Taiwan under Japanese Rule’ as the theme of the exhibition for the 2020 Academia Sinica Open House. A selection of photographs, illustrations of publications, postcards, official documents, diaries and other collections bears witness to the history of how the inhabitants of this island fought against communicable diseases a century ago.

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VI . Reference
  • Douglas L. Fix, Charlotte Lo Edited. Curious investigations: 19th-century American and European Impressions of Taiwan. Taipei: Ru guo, 2006. Print.
  • Wang Ya-lun, Lin Zhi-ming, Shang Xu-han, Tseng Fang-ling Edited. Window to the East John Thomson–The Journey to Formosa, China and Southeast Asia 1865-1871. Kaohsiung: Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, 2012. Print.
  • Pickering, William Alexander. Pioneering in Formosa: Recollections of Adventures among Mandarins, Wreckers and Head-Hunting Savages. London: Hurst & Blackett, 1898. Print.

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