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Travel Literature: Travel Writing during Wartime (1938 - 1944)

The Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica, in the years past unearthed a precious collection of the published works in 1938 – 1944 of “Taiwan Shin Min Pao” and its successor “Shing Nan News”, the only newspapers launched by the Taiwanese during the colonial rule of Japan. This piece goes through a selection of the accounts of travel that are of interest and, with the descriptions given by travelers from Taiwan and Japan to be complemented by such colorful collections as photographs, travel tickets, old papers, postcards and others, it invites you to read through the tracks of the travelers in question over tens of thousands of miles across Beijing, Manchukuo, the United States, Germany, Burma and Vietnam and discover the landscapes around a turbulent world in the midst of war from nearly a hundred years ago and the heart-felt worldviews of the travelers.

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In order to promote the use of archival materials, the ITH Archives introduces both governmental and individual archives on the basis of their topics. In order to help readers to understand the features of collections in the ITH Archives, the Archives explains a complicated subject matter not only in simple terms but also with pictures. We welcome people to visit Featured section of our website and to read the articles. In addition, readers can gain knowledge of archival materials by reading certain essays related to archives, which is helpful to promote the use of archival materials.

If there is a question or a need to further understand, visitors can reach the staff of the ITH Archives by making a phone call, faxing, sending an email, and visiting in person to get more information.

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