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Taiwan in the Eyes of a Western Traveler--John Thomson’s Footprints in Formosa
John Thomson(1837-1921)is regarded as a pioneering photographer in the 19th century. He traveled to Far East, documenting the portraits, landscapes and eastern cultures profoundly through his lens and these photographs have become precious historical records. Although John Thomson only stayed in Taiwan for a few days, the images and notes he left are valuable historical materials for the research into Taiwan in the 1870s.His story could be comparable to Shen Bao-zhen, one of the figures in 「Traveling in Time」Exhibition. They were the travelers who came to Taiwan in the same time period. Through their stories, we can learn how they interpret Formosa in the 19th century.
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* 2016/05/31 New version of Taiwan Collectanea Search System is launched
In order to support academic research, the Institute of Taiwan History (ITH), Academia Sinica devotes its efforts to build digital systems for presenting diverse historical materials. In 1990s, the Pr...
* 2013/11/12 We invite you to learn history through arts and to win the Prize of “Sharing Memories”
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* 2013/11/01 Special report on the annual Open House Day
On October 19th 2013, special activities in our Traveling in Time Exhibition hall were organized for the celebration of the annual Open House Day at Academia Sinica. They were a great success! Thank...
* 2013/09/10 Having collected five special issue stamps from “Traveling in Time” Exhibition, you can purchase Starbucks beverages for the price of one to share with your best friend
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