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Du Xiang-guo Papers (杜香國文書)
Du Xiang-guo was a member of local gentry and industrialist in Dajia Town, Taichung County. His father, Du Qing, was dedicated to improving quality of Dajia Straw hats and mats and exporting them to Europe and the United States. Being a successor of his father’s business, Du Xiang-guo was active in manufacturing and financial industry. The Du Xiang-guo Papers, with coverage date from 1908 to 1946, contains his correspondence on business matters, diaries during attending schools, and literary works.
Every Day Is a Good Day: Taiwan Dairy Exhibition

Every Day Is a Good Day: Taiwan Dairy Exhibition

Institute of Taiwan History (ITH) is devoted to acquisition and preservation of Taiwan historical materials from both official and private sections. Compared with the content of official records, historical materials from private section observed events from the perspectives of populace. Revealing writers’ time and thought, diaries which depict the personal daily lives, are precious first-hand data for history research, especially personal and family history.

"Every Day Is a Good Day: Taiwan Dairy Exhibition" will be held by ITH at the Open House of Academia Sinica in 2009, including dairy collections, publications and Taiwan Diary Knowledge Bank. 12 writers’ dairies are exhibited, and the time zone of their contents range from Japanese rule period to postwar years. These writers hold different social positions, such as Yasumasa (Zhang Li-jun, 張麗俊), peasant movement promoter (Jian Ji, 簡吉), journalist (Huang Wang-cheng, 黃旺成), lawyer (Wu Hong-qi, 吳鴻麒), Huang Ji-tu, 黃繼圖), doctor (Lin Yu-diao, 林玉雕), musician (Gao Ci-mei, 高慈美), and poet (Lin Chi-xian, 林癡仙). In addition, dairies written by two couples from the Wufong Lin family are the most precious ones. One couple are Lin Ji-tang (林紀堂) and Chen Ling (陳岺), and the other are Lin Xian-tang (林獻堂) and Yang Shui-xin (楊水心). These dairies reveal the appearance of society perceived by the writers in the early days of Taiwan.

Exhibition Information
Conference Room (802R) of Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica
Address: 8F, Building for Humanities and Social Sciences, 128 Academia Sinica Rd., Sec. 2, Nankang, Taipei 11529, Taiwan Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica.
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Date Oct. 31st, 2009 (Sat.)
Time 9:00 am to 16:00 pm
Keynote Address
Speaker: Hsu Hsueh-chi, director of ITH
Topic: Taiwan History in Diaries
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Place: Conference Room (820R), Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica
Other Activities
  1. Demonstration of Taiwan Diary Knowledge Bank (a wiki-based system with dairy content)
  2. Demonstration of the publications of Taiwan dairies
  • The digital project of ITH
  • Dairy interpretation group of ITH
  • Taiwan Archives Office, ITH
  • Publication Office, ITH
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