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As this year marks the 120th anniversary of the Japanese Conquest of Taiwan. an exhibition titled “Inverting 1895–The Exhibition on the 120th Anniversaries of Japanese Receiving Taiwan Incident” is on display from 15 September, 2015 to 25 December, 2015 at the Exhibition Center for Digital Culture, Academia Sinica (Joint Library of Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, 2F.)

 

The exhibition is curated by the Institute of Taiwan History (ITH), Academia Sinica, in cooperation with the Academia Sinica Digital Center. This exhibition features various historical materials collected at domestic and international cultural institutions and private collections. Such materials are organized into six main themes: the invasion of Taiwan, the takeover of Taiwan in accordance with the treaty, the attack by force, the Republic of Formosa, the confrontation of the disbanded militias and guerrilla, and Taiwanese’s pursuit of survival. By showing the historical process from the Mudan Incident to the cession of Taiwan in 1895, the exhibition attempts to improve audiences’ comprehension of people’s life and choice under the uneasy political situation, as well as the significance and influence of the Japanese Conquest of Taiwan.

 

Among the items on view include “ukiyo-e about battles (戰役浮世繪),” “Kitashirakawa Family images in Taiwan (北白川宮家在臺行跡圖像)” and “the Imperial Household Agency collection of Taiwanese photographs (日本宮內廳書陵部所藏臺灣寫真)” from the Archives of the ITH; paintings collected by Mr. Guo Shuang-fu (郭双富) and Professor Yang Rur-bin (楊儒賓); documents related to the Republic of Formosa and Liu Yung-fu from the National Museum of Taiwan History and the National Taiwan Museum; documents from the University of Calgary collection of James Wheeler Davidson Family fonds; collections from the Archives of Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica and Hu Shih Memorial Hall; and historical drawings from the Joint Library of Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica. On top of that, video material and interactive games are also featured in the exhibition.

 

This exhibition is not only a showcase of the historical materials preserved by the ITH over the years, it rediscovers precious memories shared by people of this island through various documents and archives.

 

The exhibition “Inverting 1895–The Exhibition on the 120th Anniversaries of Japanese Receiving Taiwan Incident” is co-organized by the Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica and the Academia Sinica Digital Center, and curated by the Archives of the ITH.

 

Exhibition Info

Title: Inverting 1895–The Exhibition on the 120th Anniversaries of Japanese Receiving Taiwan Incident

Date & Opening Hours: September 15, 2015 (Tue.) to December 25, 2015 (Fri.) Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00. Saturday opens only for reserved group tour

Location: Exhibition Center for Digital Culture, Academia Sinica (Joint Library of Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, 2F.) 128 Academia Road, Section 2, Nankang, Taipei 11529, Taiwan.

Organizers: Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica Academia Sinica Digital Center

Curator: The Archives of Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica

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