IJSSH 2016 Vol.6(5): 387-391 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2016.V6.677

A Study of the Representation and Display of History in Japanese Period Architectural Heritage in Taiwan

Tsai-Chuan Chang
Abstract—The Cultural Property Act was put into force in 1982 in Taiwan. Hundreds of buildings have been listed as either monuments or historic buildings since the law was enacted. Following the Cultural Property Act, many monuments and historic buildings have been restored and either continuously used in their original functions or adaptively reused for new functions. In recent years, creating a space to display the history of the particular buildings has become a must. The historical information represented and displayed in such exhibitions may include the history of the building, the designer (architect), the features of the building, and the restoration process, as well as historic relics and documents related to the building. This paper will discuss the design of such historical spaces and their roles as educational settings, with a focus on the Japanese-Period monuments and historic Buildings in Taiwan.

Index Terms—Representation, display of history, Japanese period, architectural heritage, Taiwan.

Tsai-Chuan Chang is with the Department of Interior Design, Tainan University of Technology, Taiwan (e-mail: t60010@mail.tut.edu.tw).

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Cite: Tsai-Chuan Chang, " A Study of the Representation and Display of History in Japanese Period Architectural Heritage in Taiwan," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 387-391, 2016.

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