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Synapticism

An experiential journal of synchronicity and connection

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.

Jan 2016

Fugang Old Street 富岡老街

Dec 2015
Comments 5

Changhua Roundhouse 彰化扇形車庫

Nov 2015

Outside Tianwaitian Theater 天外天劇場

Sep 2015

Vintage Style at Hexing Station 合興車站

Sep 2015

Qingyu Hall 慶餘堂

Jul 2015

Taitung Chinese Association 台東中華會館

Jul 2015
Comments 4

Tainan’s Old West Market 台南西市場

Jun 2015

Xinpi Machine Gun Fort 新埤反空降機槍碉堡

Jun 2015

Chaozhou Liu House 潮州劉厝

May 2015

Outside the Infamous Keelung Ghost House

May 2015

Ogon Shrine 黄金神社

May 2015
Comments 8

Yumei Hall 玉美堂

May 2015

An Abandoned Chemical Plant in Changhua City

Mar 2015
Comments 4

Changhua Aerodrome Fortifications 彰化飛行場古砲台

Mar 2015
Comments 2

Yangliufeng Mansion 楊柳風燒酒全故宅

Feb 2015

Xinhua Old Street 新化老街

Feb 2015
Comments 2

Jukuiju Mansion 聚奎居

Jan 2015
Comments 2

Huang Sanyuan Residence 黃三元故居