Lives & Cultures
A Sweet Story—The History of Taiwan’s Sugar Industry

Just how much do we crave sugar? The Ghost Month, a short story in Volume VII of Creative Comic Collection, tells a story about a human spirit who is so obsessed with nougat that after his body has deceased, he still wanders about in the human world, searching for the sweetness in his memory…and he finds it in a sugar factory!

The Art of Acupuncture — The Digital Archives of Contemporary Chinese Acupuncture

This article is provided by the Call for Entries Campaign of the Taiwan Digital Archives Expansion Project under the Taiwan e-Learning & Digital Archives Program (TELDAP) 

The Naxi Romeo and Juliet – An Introduction to the Jifeng Rites in the Naxi Scripture Migration of Youth

It is hard to talk about William Shakespeare without mentioning one of his most well-known works, Romeo and Juliet. In this timeless masterpiece, the two young lovers are forced to tragically sacrifice their lives when the hatred between the two households proves too great a force for their young love to overcome. Coincidentally, the Naxi people of Yunnan Province tell a similar romantic story of how one of a star-crossed lovers committed suicide because of their forbidden love.

Ancient Patterns in the Sea: Ancient Fishing Methods—Stone Fish Weirs
When flying to Penghu, many groups of curved lines in the open sea off the coast can be seen from the air. At first glance, what comes to mind are the Nazca Lines in Peru. The lines here are stone fish weirs, a kind of ancient fish trap. 
A Past that Has Witnessed Gratitude and Resentment: The Legend of the Pas-ta’ai

The Saisiyat people can be geographically divided into northern and southern branches. The northern Saisiyat are based in Wufong Township in Hsinchu County, while the southern Saisiyat mostly inhabit Nanzhuang Township and Shitan Township in Miaoli County.
Photography, Bicycle, Phonograph – Chief Civil Administrator Goto Shinpei’s LOHAS years

After the defeat of the Qing Dynasty in the First Sino-Japanese War in 1895, Taiwan and the Penghu Islands were ceded to the Japanese government. An approximately 50-year Japanese colonial period had thus begun. 

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