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Yang Yun-ping Papers (楊雲萍文書)
Yang Yun-ping was one of the founders of the “Everyone”, the first vernacular literary magazine in Taiwan. He was mentored by Kawabata Yasunari and Kan Kikuchi when studied at the Institute of Japanese Culture in Japan, and that made great impact on his creative style. Yang began to dedicate himself to researches on Taiwan history and culture after returning to Taiwan, and got a teaching job at Department of History, National Taiwan University in 1947. The Yung Yun-ping Papers contains various forms of correspondence with government agencies, non-government organizations, and individuals as well as his manuscripts, with coverage date from the mid period of Japanese rule to post-war period.
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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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