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Synapticism

An experiential journal of synchronicity and connection
Changhua Arts Museum and former Japanese colonial era public hall

Japanese Colonial Era 日治時代

The Qing dynasty era ended when Taiwan 台灣 was ceded to Japan with the signing of the Treaty of Shimonoseki at the conclusion of the First Sino-Japanese War in 1895. The Japanese invaded Taiwan that same year, wiping out all resistance and ushering in half a century of colonial rule.

For the purposes of this project I have chosen the neutral phrase Japanese Colonial Era 日治時代 to describe this time period but Chinese nationalists might prefer to describe it as an "occupation". The Japanese heavily developed and modernized Taiwan but not without cost to the local populace, particularly as the war effort ramped up in the 1930s. Following their defeat in World War II the Japanese were expelled from Taiwan and a new set of masters moved in. Thus began the KMT authoritarian era.

Aug 2017

Beigang Theater 北港劇場

May 2017
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Ershui Assembly Hall 二水公會堂

Mar 2017

South Yuanlin Station 南員林站

Feb 2017

Fenyuan Town Hall 芬園庄役場

Jan 2017

Outside Quan’an Hall 全安堂

Jan 2017

Wuri Stationmaster Residence 烏日車站舊站長宿舍

Nov 2016

Wuri Police Station 烏日警察官吏派出所

Nov 2016

A Short Ride Around Western Taoyuan

Nov 2016
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Dadu Plateau Anti-Airborne Fortifications 大肚台地反空降堡

Oct 2016
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Taichung Aerodrome Gun Tower 臺中飛行場機槍堡

Oct 2016

Jishan Gatehouse 積善樓

Oct 2016

Postcards From Changhua City 2 彰化市明信片二號

Jun 2016

South Taiwan Ride 2015: Pingtung City

Apr 2016

Songshan Railway Residences 松山台鐵宿舍

Apr 2016

Futai Street Mansion 撫臺街洋樓

Apr 2016

Shuinan Tobacco Barn 水湳菸樓

Apr 2016

Taiping Old Street 太平老街

Mar 2016

Fengzhong Theater 豐中戲院