Nakura Ki. Japanese army dormitory. Retrieved from: http://140.109.184.100/taiccc/taicckm/ttswebx?@0:0:1:illkm@@0.9191223379773702, 1899.   The Japanese dormitory was located at the East Gate of Taipei. Upon arrival in Taiwan, Japanese rulers constructed their own dormitories in Taipei to meet their needs. The above picture …

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Both Taipei and Seoul were ceded to Japanese rules for a certain period of time in the 20th century. As the first and second Japanese colonized countries, both territories were heavily impacted by Japanese modern urbanization to a large extent. …

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Jiang Baochai, “A discussion on the colonial modernity in Taipei, take Municipal Reform Project as the core.” Art and Philosophy 20,  (June, 2012): 409-446. Retrieved from http://www.chinese.nsysu.edu.tw/uploads/chapter/file/5ddba87fbabd2904cd000603/%E5%85%A8%E6%96%87%E4%B8%8B%E8%BC%89__7_.pdf     This essay demonstrates the construction work during the Japanese ruling age, through which …

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Zhuang Yongming, Old Streets in Taipei  2nd Edition (Taipei: News Press, 1991).     Old Streets in Taipei is written by a notable historian Zhuang Yongming who spent his whole life studying the history of Taipei. In his early career, he published …

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Huang Wuda,  Contemporary Taipei city planning in Japanese colonial age (1895 – 1945)  (Taipei: Taiwan urban history studio, 1997)   This book covered the Japanese colonial age from 1895 to 1945, in which Taiwan was endued with European planning innovations by …

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Wang Huiyu, “The material life of Japanese in Taipei in Japanese colonial age (1895-1937),” Taiwan History graduate school, 2010.  Retrieved from: https://www.ntl.edu.tw/public/ntl/4216/%E7%8E%8B%E6%85%A7%E7%91%9C%E5%85%A8%E6%96%87.pdf.   The material life of the Japanese in Taipei in the Japanese colonial age was a collection of documents depicting …

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In the previous narratives, we have come across the soft and hard sides of the colonial policies. Neither are the Japanese merely exploiting Taiwan for resources, nor charitably improving livelihood. However, by weighing the measures’ effect, we can deduce to …

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Nationalizing public property is a common governance means, whether the ruling party is safeguarding its own interest, or ensuring even public resources distribution. Here, we will reveal how the colonial government nationalize water facilities and land to consolidate their interest …

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蔡秀枝. 城市文本與空間閱讀. 文化研究月報, no. 5 (Jul 2001). The article refers to Italo Calvino’s view on city and space, specifically to the book Marcovaldo or The seasons in the City. It discusses how people interpret the city through space as an …

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The evolution of transportation infrastructure was another thing the colonial government paid attention to at the beginning of the ruling. According to W. W. Rostow, the deployment of the railway system has a revolutionary impact on accelerating productivity. A complete …

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After drastic changes in the land divisions and spatial arrangements, the Japanese tended their lives in the Inner-city to be richer and more colorful. Needless to say, Japanese officials got their own ways of living inherited from their ancestors and …

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Skinner, 葉光庭., Skinner, G. William, and 葉光庭. 中華帝國晚期的城市. 世界漢學論叢. 北京: 中華書局, 2000. This book is a collection of essays on the history of the urban and social structure of China during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Most of the essays …

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When the space of the city has been carefully calculated and articulated, the city became a signifier. In the field of this kind of urban space, people need to face the ideology of various public spheres. It clearly marks the …

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As early as 1884, the Japanese government established a Survey Bureau under the General Staff Headquarters of the Army Ministry, which included three sections: triangulation[三角測量], topography, and maps (Huang 1997,28). When the Japanese government colonized Taiwan in 1895, the triangulation …

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劉翠溶, & 范毅軍. (n.d.). 台灣歷史文化地圖. 中央研究院人文社會科學研究中心地理資訊科學研究專題中心. For the geographical data missing from primary source due to incomprehensive documentation or poor maintenance, this bibliography is a trustworthy database for historical reference. There are increasing cross-disciplinary concerns over local history, culture and …

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許錫慶 (Ed.). (2001). 臺灣總督府公文類纂衛生史料彙編(明治三十年一月至明治三十四年十二月). 國史館台灣文獻館. By extracting and reprinting Compilation of Documents of the Office of the Governor-General of Taiwan regarding hygiene issues, the book provides reader with insights of Taiwan’s colonial history by first-hand official resources. Compilation of Documents of the …

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Anderson, B. R. (1999). 想像的共同體: 民族主義的起源與散布. 時報文化. Ever since the book was first published in 1983, there are revolutionary changes in the scholars’ view over Nation and Nationalism. The impact of this book even covers spectrum like humanity, culture and social science. Far …

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To carry forward the good foundation laid by detailed measurements and planning, the colonial government continues to strengthen their administrative framework so that policies can be seamlessly executed and can tackle the needs of people. To begin with, Goto Shinpei …

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We have shown how the Japanese colonizers established a set of governing rules and logic along with the practice of urban planning schemes. The purpose of transforming the cityscape of Taipei in order to turn the urban space into a …

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台灣日日新報社.台灣日日新報= Taiwan Nichinichi Sinpou.1897, 1900,1913. Taiwan Nichinichi Sinpou was an official newspaper and was first published in 1898 which has wide influences in Taiwan during the Japanese Colonialism. It has established a solid foundation and high quality with the work …

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With a rational system of overall urban planning scheme established for the later measurements to coordinate with and the practice of space visualization in the 1900 inner-city plan, the Japanese colonizers have already developed a preliminary system to shape and …

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Vincent Shie. “Coloniality Embedded in the Urban Space of Taipei.” Journal of Toko University 4, no.1(June 2009): 19-36. The article makes a statement on the persistence of Japanese coloniality imposed on Taipei city during the colonization era and it dominated …

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The evolution of transportation infrastructure was another thing the colonial government centered on at the beginning of the ruling. According to W. W. Rostow, the deployment of the railway system has a revolutionary effect on accelerating productivity. A complete system …

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Among the three main urban planning schemes during 1895-1905, they can be divided into two stages: the Municipal Reform Project for Taihoku City (Taipei city) in 1895 focused on hygienic issues, which mainly implemented renovations on the sanitation of the …

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竹越与三郎, <台湾统治志に题す>, 《台湾统治志》序,页1.   “It has been an acknowledged belief to the whites that it is their responsibility to colonize uncivilized territories and bring them the grace of civilizations. Japan has risen from the east end of the earth, hoping …

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After drastic changes in the land divisions and spatial arrangements, the Japanese tended their lives in the Inner-city to be richer and more colorful. Needless to say, Japanese officials got their own ways of living inherited from their ancestors and …

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After the settlement in the Inner-city of Taipei, the colonial government divided the district into multiple zones. Based on the locations, the Inner-city was split into Sakae Town (荣町), Dalongdongding (大龍峒町), Round Mount (圆山), Beitou (北投) and Shilin (士林). Each …

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Under the rule of the Qing Dynasty, Taipei already possessed features of a formal city. The urban communities were established based on commercial connections and employment relationships. However, from the perspective of the streetscape, the three independent areas of Taipei, …

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After the settlement in the Inner-city of Taipei, the colonial government divided the district into multiple zones. Based on the locations, the Inner-city was split into Sakae Town (荣町), Dalongdongding (大龍峒町), Round Mount (圆山), Beitou (北投) and Shilin (士林). Each …

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Under the rule of the Qing Dynasty, Taipei already possessed features of a formal city. The urban communities were established based on commercial connections and employment relationships. However, from the perspective of the streetscape, the three independent areas of Taipei, …

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