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The Taiwan Shinminpo News Special – Opening of Hualien Port, 1939

The Taiwan Shinminpo and its related newspaper series were the only newspapers published by the Taiwanese during the Japanese colonial era. Among the contents, in-depth special reports on places, events and people are very important historical materials for studies on family histories and local regions. The Institute of Taiwan History has collected almost a hundred local news specials, covering topics such as economy and industry, infrastructure, cultural history, and school education. The issues presented include banana production and industrial economic trends, major infrastructure completion and current political situation, upgrade of towns and villages, rail service resumption and local development. The Taiwan Shinminpo carried what might not be described or documented in regular publications, such as local cultural characteristics and industrial histories, which were precious records for understanding our homeland. With the reference to the news special “Commemorative Special on Opening of Hualien Port” published in The Taiwan Shinminpo on October 1-2, 1939 and other archival collections of Institute of Taiwan History, this article focuses on the completion and opening of Hualien Port in 1939, detailing the construction process and its impact during the Japanese colonial era.

"Her History in Taiwan" Exhibition and Symposium Series

"Her History in Taiwan" Exhibition and Symposium Series

From March 29 to October 31, 2011, the Institute of Taiwan History (ITH) holds a special exhibition, entitled "Her History in Taiwan", on the second floor of the Joint Library of Humanities and Social Sciences. More than 60 exhibits are selected from the digital archives of the ITH, including marriage documents, contracts, photographs, diaries, and personal documents. This exhibition presents and represents histories of women and gender from various perspectives.

In order to promote studies on women's and gender history in Taiwan and to enrich the exhibition, the ITH will organize a series of symposiums and lectures and invite scholars and important women predecessors to share their precious experiences of life, as well as to examine the past and future development of women's history in Taiwan. Through these events, we hope to not only encourage more devotion to researches on Taiwanese women's history but also combine personal life stories with historical records to resonate the experiences of the public.

In the very first symposium, several outstanding female scholars in the filed of women's history are invited to share their experiences in studying women's history. Welcome to join us!

Topic: My Experiences in Women's History Research
  • Time: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2011
  • Place: Room 802, 8F Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica
  • Chair: Dr. Hsueh-chi Hsu (Direct of the Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica)
  • Dr. Chien-ming Yu, Research Fellow of the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica
    Topic: My Research Experiences on Women's History: From Taiwan to China
  • Dr. Tsui Yang, Associate Professor of the Department of Sinophone Literatures,National Donghua University
    Topic: My Studies on History and Literature of Taiwanese Women
  • Dr. Chao-ru Chen, Associate Professor of the College of Law, National Taiwan University
    Topic: Women and Women's Rights in History of Legal Mobilization
  • Dr. Jen-der Lee, Research Fellow of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
    Topic: Inspiration from Images: From China to Taiwan
  • 13:30-14:00     Registration
  • 14:00-14:05     Introduction, Dr. Hsueh-chi Hsu
  • 14:05-15:05     Panelist Talks
  • 15:05-16:00     Discussion
  • 16:00-17:00     Exhibition Visit (2F, the Joint Library of Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • The Archives of the Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica
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