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Taiwan’s Medical Education and Doctors’ Training during the Japanese Colonial Period

During the Qing Dynasty, before the Western medical system was established, traditional Chinese doctors were seen as the second level in the social hierarchy. After the modern systematic medical education was founded by the Japanese colonial government, doctors gained a high position in Taiwanese society. In fact, the cultivation of doctors during the colonial period reflected the transformation of the Taiwanese doctor’s social status. Using precious archives, this article introduces the establishment of Taiwan’s medical education and training system.

2017 Academia Sinica Open House Day had been Successfully Concluded!

The annual Academia Sinica Open House Day had been successfully concluded on October 28, 2017. Institute of Taiwan History organized various activities including exhibition, stamping and coloring the postcards in the common room on 8F, North Building for Humanities and Social Science. Following our guided tour, visitors experienced an imagined journey with the writers of the diaries and left with pleasant memories.

Travel Memories--Journeys and Experiences in the Diaries

Base on the travel records of The diary of Mr. Guanyuan in 1927 and The Diary of Ye Sheng-ji in 1939, this exhibition, presenting the theme of traveling to Europe and school excursion, guided visitors to follow the travelers’ steps and retrospect the impressive scenery through viewing the archives of photographs, postcards, letters and passport issuance.

Visitors were listening to the tour with great interest. (see the figure above)
Visitors were redeeming the gift after coloring their postcard and finishing the learning sheet. (see the figure below)

Three color stamp printing

Coloring your own postcards

Visitors relieved their stress form everyday life through joining the coloring activities. They used their own color to fill up the scenery and smile, representing the travel memories in the journey of history. 

Visitors concentrated on coloring their postcard with colored pencil and wax pastel.

Colored postcards. (photographed with the creator’s consent)

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