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A Brief Journey through Tainanfu, Lugang, and Bangkah

Taiwan has been an important stronghold in the Pacific Ocean since the Age of Discovery. Tainanfu, Lugang, and Bangkah were three critical commercial port cities that played a crucial role in the trading history of Taiwan. These three cities witnessed Taiwan’s involvement in the international trade zone and symbolized its busy business activities starting in the seventeenth century. This article investigates records created by a Qing official Shen Bao-zhen, the Hsu family enterprise in Lugang, and the Chen family enterprise in Nagasaki to illustrate the rich history of these three port cities.

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ITH Archives Reservation Notice
2021-09-16

In regard to the loosen COVID-19 national restrictions, ITH Archives Reading Room will adjust the rules of reservation from 10th of August onwards. All group guided tours are still temporarily suspended.

If you would like to access the archives at ITH personally, please fill out the application form and send to twharch@gate.sinica.edu.tw at least 3 days in advance of your visit. We will reply to you after receiving your application. Please come to ITH Archives Reading Room on time according to your appointment.

Visitors are required to take body temperature measurement before entering the Reading Room, those with temperatures exceeding 37.5°C may not be allowed to enter. Please wear a face mask during the entire visit. Eating or drinking is not allowed.

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