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Where did I Leave My Footprints? Lin Xian-tang’s Journey to Europe
Lin Xian-tang (1881-1956), one of the figures in Traveling in Time Exhibition, was the leader of the Lin Family from Wufeng, Taichung. On May 15, 1927, he took the Fengshan Ferry from the Keelung Port with his two sons Pan-long and You-long starting to travel around in Europe and America. They spent 378 days visiting ten countries including the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Switzerland. In his diary, Lin Xian-tang wrote of what he had seen in his journey and hoped to broaden Taiwanese’s knowledge of Western culture. Now, let’s follow Lin’s steps by reading The Diary of Mr. Guan-yuan in 1927 to visit Europe!
IV. Conclusion

We can travel back in time and trace history by visiting the aged architectures in Dadaocheng, reminiscing the atmosphere of prosperous streets in the late Qing dynasty and the Japanese colonial period, retrospecting the clues in letters of Dadaocheng merchants in 20th century and investigating the textual and non-textual references that carried memories. In this time traveling special exhibit, in addition to introducing Zhuang-yi-fang Store, Guo-yi-mei Store, Jin-tai-heng Store,Qian-yuan Pharmacy and Lin-fu-zhen Storethere is also an introduction of other customers of Tai-yi-hou like San-yi-long in Vladivostok, Zheng-tai-mei in Singapore, Chang-ji Hong in Fuzhou, Chian-sheng-chuang in Hong Kong, etc. With these historical records, let us experience the joy of traveling back in time!

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