Taipei

“The thriving street markets and spiritual enjoyment in Taiwan signified a modernized material life in the 1900s while the major sections of the same city were still uncivilized and unregulated. The dramatic contrasts illustrated their prioritized interests of the rulers.”

– Li Zuye, “Prioritized interests of Japanese Rulers and extended influence to citizens: Prosperous commercial and spiritual life,” 2020

Narratives


Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 2. Prioritized interests of Japanese Rulers and extended influence to citizens: Comparison between Taipei and Seoul (Narrative 5)

Li Zuye

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. The colonized rules were almost copied from Taipei to Seoul to establish a new order ...

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905)- Scheme 1: Strengthening Control As Ruling Stabilizer – 1.5 Unmasking the Strict Control

Wong Mei Ting

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 what extent is strengthening control the primary objective behind them. This narrative will provide insights ...

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 1. Strengthening Control As Ruling Stabilizer – 1.4 Public Property Nationalization and Expansion

Wong Mei Ting

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 and promote its authority. Firstly, the public property is nationalized in an authoritative way. In terms ...

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 2. Prioritized interests of Japanese Rulers and extended influence to citizens: Transportation infrastructure (Narrative 4)

Li Zuye

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 railway system around the island could keep the costs down for domestic goods transportation as ...

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 2. Prioritized interests of Japanese Rulers and extended influence to citizens: Prosperous commercial and spiritual life (Narrative 3)

Li Zuye

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 that distinguishes them from the native Taiwanese. Their pressing needs for their mother culture and ...

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 3. City as a signifier: a showcase of colonial power [Narrative 5]

Chu Kit Ying

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 restrictions and conventions in the space and is used to convey the code of conduct ...

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 1. Strengthening Control As Ruling Stabilizer – 1.3 Policies Beneficial to Local Livelihood

Wong Mei Ting

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 restructured the government administrative framework by subdividing branches based on functions and administrative zone. For functional ...

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 3. City as a signifier: from tangible to intangible (1905 Taipei urban planning) [Narrative 4]

Chu Kit Ying

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 ruling tool became clearer and clearer. With the understanding of the design and articulation of ...

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 3. City as a signifier: shaping and visual control on the street system (1905 Taipei urban planning) [Narrative 3]

Chu Kit Ying

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 govern the space ideologically. In the early stage of urban planning, roads which are considered ...

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 3. City as a signifier: radioactive power and visual extension (1900 planning of Taipei Inner city) [Narrative 2]

Chu Kit Ying

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 living environment such as widening roads with drainage system built and setting up building regulations. ...

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 2. Prioritized interests of Japanese Rulers and extended influence to citizens: Ameliorated residence (Narrative 2)

Li Zuye

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 of these areas was assigned to serve one specific purpose, such as politics, education, residential, ...

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 2. Prioritized interests of Japanese rulers and extended influence to citizens: Zoning Taipei (Narrative 1)

Li Zuye

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, Dadaocheng, Mengjia, and Inner-city, retained the enclosure from traditional society. These three districts had been ...

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 1. Strengthening Control As Ruling Stabilizer – 1.2 Careful Planning and Implementation

Wong Mei Ting

The planning for Municipal Reform Project for Taihoku City (市區改正) commenced in 1895 and the reform was officially implemented in 1899. While Goto Shinpei’s reform cover also metro and harbour,  we will focus on the elements related to hygiene control driven urban planning. From land inspection to street and waterway planning in parallel, the colonial ...

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 3. City as a signifier: an overview of rational and precise colonial rule [Narrative 1]

Chu Kit Ying

During the period of Japanese colonization of Taiwan, Japanese colonizers had implemented a different means of governance from the Qing government. They took over the city and renovated it with a series of urban planning schemes in order to consolidate the power. Taipei was the first colony of Japan, it was also a place for ...

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 1. Strengthening Control As Ruling Stabilizer – 1.1 Post-Qing’s Rule: Internal War Chaos

Wong Mei Ting

After China’s defeat in The First Sino-Japanese War in 1984, the Qing government ceded Tai Wan to Japan. Since Taiwan officials refused to accept the treaty, they established The Republic of Formosa. The conflict of Taiwan’s sovereignty sparked the largest scale internal war in Taiwan – the Yiwei War (1985). Although the low morale of the ...

Historical Documents


Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 2. Prioritized interests of Japanese Rulers and extended influence to citizens: Prosperous commercial and spiritual life (Historical document 5)

Li Zuye

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905)- Scheme 1: Strengthening Control As Ruling Stabilizer – 1.5 Unmasking the Strict Control

Wong Mei Ting

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 1. Strengthening Control As Ruling Stabilizer – 1.4 Public Property Nationalization and Expansion

Wong Mei Ting

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 3. City as a signifier: land statistics as political tool [Historical document 1]

Chu Kit Ying

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 1. Strengthening Control As Ruling Stabilizer – 1.3 Policies Beneficial to Local Livelihood

Wong Mei Ting

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 3. City as a signifier: conveyor of coloniality [Historical document 5]

Chu Kit Ying

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 2. Prioritized interests of Japanese Rulers and extended influence to citizens (Historical Documents 4)

Li Zuye

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 2. Prioritized interests of Japanese Rulers and extended influence to citizens (Historical Documents 3)

Li Zuye

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 2. Prioritized interests of Japanese Rulers and extended influence to citizens (Historical Document 2)

Li Zuye

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 2. Prioritized interests of Japanese Rulers and extended influence to citizens (Historical Document 1)

Li Zuye

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 1. Strengthening Control As Ruling Stabilizer – 1.2 Careful Planning and Implementation

Wong Mei Ting

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 1. Strengthening Control As Ruling Stabilizer – 1.2* Complementary Document: Burton’s Letter of Opinion

Wong Mei Ting

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 3. City as a signifier: 1905 Taipei urban planning [Historical document 2]

Chu Kit Ying

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 3. City as a signifier: three-lane road development [Historical document 3]

Chu Kit Ying

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 3. City as a signifier: advertisement of power [Historical document 4]

Chu Kit Ying

TAIPEI (1996-2006)/ COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT REMODELLING SCHEME: HISTORICAL DOCUMENT (IMAGE)

Chan Chau Wai Esther

TAIPEI (1996-2006)/ COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT REMODELLING SCHEME: HISTORICAL DOCUMENT (BOOK)

Chan Chau Wai Esther

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Historical Document

Chan Chau Wai Esther

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Historical Document

Chan Chau Wai Esther

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Historical Document

Chan Chau Wai Esther

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Historical Document (Manifesto of Taipei Community Planners )

Tsang Wan Kiu

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Historical Document (Current State of Yong Kang Park)

Tsang Wan Kiu

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Historical Document (1994 Taipei Mayoral Election)

Tsang Wan Kiu

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Historical Document (Taipei Industrial Areas)

Tsang Wan Kiu

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Historical Document (Development of Taipei City since 1877)

Tsang Wan Kiu

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: 2.5 – Collaboration of Professions

Cheung Hoi Ching Minia

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: 2.4 – Participatory Design

Cheung Hoi Ching Minia

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: 2.3 – Drawbacks of the Execution

Cheung Hoi Ching Minia

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: 2.2 – Structure of the Scheme

Cheung Hoi Ching Minia

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: 2.1- Empowerment of Citizen Participation

Cheung Hoi Ching Minia

 

Bibliography


Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 2. Prioritized interests of Japanese Rulers and extended influence to citizens: Ameliorated residence (Bibliography 5)

Li Zuye

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 2. Prioritized interests of Japanese Rulers and extended influence to citizens: Old images (Bibliography 4)

Li Zuye

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 2. Prioritized interests of Japanese Rulers and extended influence to citizens: Introduction to plans (Bibliography 3)

Li Zuye

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 2. Prioritized interests of Japanese Rulers and extended influence to citizens: Material life (Bibliography 2)

Li Zuye

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905)- Scheme 1: Strengthening Control As Ruling Stabilizer – 1.5 Unmasking the Strict Control

Wong Mei Ting

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 3. City as a signifier: interpretation of urban space [Bibliography 5]

Chu Kit Ying

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 3. City as a signifier: response to the old [Bibliography 2]

Chu Kit Ying

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 1. Strengthening Control As Ruling Stabilizer – Bibliography for Maps and Data Reference

Wong Mei Ting

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 1. Strengthening Control As Ruling Stabilizer – Bibliography for Official Publication over Hygiene Measures

Wong Mei Ting

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 1. Strengthening Control As Ruling Stabilizer – Bibliography for Understanding Sentiment of Colonial Rulers and Colony Residents

Wong Mei Ting

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 3. City as a signifier: embedded coloniality [Bibliography 3]

Chu Kit Ying

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 2. Prioritized interests of Japanese Rulers and extended influence to citizens: Ruling Purpose (Bibliography 1)

Li Zuye

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 1. Strengthening Control As Ruling Stabilizer – Bibliography for Historical Background

Wong Mei Ting

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 3. City as a signifier: cultural identity assimilation [Bibliography 5]

Chu Kit Ying

Colonization of Taipei (1895-1905) – Scheme 3. City as a signifier: space as a means of governance [Bibliography 1]

Chu Kit Ying

TAIPEI (1996-2006)/ COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT REMODELLING SCHEME: Bibliography (REVIEW)

Chan Chau Wai Esther

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Bibliography (Journal)

Chan Chau Wai Esther

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Bibliography (Journal)

Chan Chau Wai Esther

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Bibliography (Journal)

Chan Chau Wai Esther

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Bibliography (Book)

Chan Chau Wai Esther

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Bibliography (Book)

Tsang Wan Kiu

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Bibliography (Book)

Tsang Wan Kiu

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Bibliography (Book)

Tsang Wan Kiu

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Bibliography (Journal Articles)

Tsang Wan Kiu

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: Bibliography (Images)

Tsang Wan Kiu

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: 2.5 – Collaboration of Professions

Cheung Hoi Ching Minia

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: 2.4 – Participatory Design

Cheung Hoi Ching Minia

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: 2.3 – Drawbacks of the Execution

Cheung Hoi Ching Minia

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: 2.2 – Structure of the Scheme

Cheung Hoi Ching Minia

Taipei (1996-2006)/ Community Environment Remodelling Scheme: 2.1- Empowerment of Citizen Participation

Cheung Hoi Ching Minia

 

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