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Reminisce the Century-old Stores Lin-fu-zhen Store and Qian-yuan Pharmacy on Dihua Street
The first image of Dihua Street in Da-tong district, Taipei is an old street full of Chinese medicine shops, dried goods stores and fabric stores. Reminiscing the development of Dihua Street, it is located in an area called “Dadaocheng” which became a street in 19th Century. Foreign companies came to Tamsui and built their career after Tamsui Customs Wharf was established in 1860. The trading of tea activated the commercial developments in Dadaocheng area. In the end of the 19th Century, Dadaocheng became the trading hub in northern Taiwan.


Chen Cheng-po (1895-1947) is the famous Western style painter in Taiwan. He was also the first Taiwanese artist whose works were selected into the Imperial Art Exhibition. Besides his devotion to painting, Chen was also an advocate of art education throughout his life. You can discover Chen's unusual life and important paintings through this website.

By the support of the National Digital Archives Program, researchers went to the oversea archiving organizations and brought back plenty of digital archives of rare and valuable Chinese old map. There are many stories and history hidden in the maps. ITH cooperates with ASCDC to maintain this website in order to provide the access to the public.

The compilation of the dictionary was planned by professor Hsu Hsueh-chi, and supported by Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan. There were over one hundred scholars participating in this work. The dictionary embodies 4,656 phrases about politics, diplomacy, military affairs, economy, society, education, culture, customs, old place names, historical literatures etc. These phrases can be searched by character stroke sequence and keyword. The website is only in Chinese. (This website can only be browsed via ITH's network.)

Chronicle of Taiwan Area was built by The National Insititute of Educational Resources and Research. It contains the chronicles of 25 counties and cities including special municipalities, provincial cities and county-administered cities, and 319 township in Taiwan. There are all kinds of topics such as history, geography, education, religion, economy, politics, art, culture, custom, people, races, communication etc. The website is only in Chinese.

National Repository of Cultural Heritage was built by Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan. It embodies the full-text or digital images and metadata of historical photos, fine arts, music, drama, dancing, caricature, literature, architecture, movie, paleo-map, antiques, newspapers, Chinese poetry, historical records and news video. The website is only in Chinese.

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