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Taiwan: Nature, Society, Tradition, and Historical Background

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Over the course of its early history, the island of Taiwan was known by many different names: Kun Island, Dayuan, Yizhou, Gilong, Beikang, and Dongfan. Taiwan was named Formosa in the sixteenth century when Portuguese sailors encountered...

Modern Design in Taiwan after 1945

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...With Japan’s defeat at the end of the Second World War, the United States instructed the Japanese to surrender its forces in Taiwan to the Republic of China (ROC) government represented by the Kuomintang (KMT, the Chinese Nationalist...

Modern Graphic Design Development in Taiwan 1895–1945

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Following the Sino-Japanese War in 1895, the Treaty of Shimonoseki, which ceded Taiwan to Japan, was signed. This was the beginning of fifty years of colonial Japanese rule. This colonial environment brought about a transformation...

A History of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Taiwan before 1895

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...In recent decades, Taiwanese individuals and society institutions have expressed a strong desire to acknowledge Taiwan’s history before the Japanese colonial period, which began in 1895. Supported by the government and private...

Apparel and Fashion Design in Taiwan

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Taiwan has been the object of various phases of imperial and colonial exploitations throughout history. The development of clothing and fashion in Taiwan is entwined with its historical, political, and cultural changes. As a result of its...

The Evolution of Contemporary Taiwanese Graphic Design

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...To understand the history of contemporary Taiwanese graphic design, one most likely needs to first understand the development of Taiwanese politics. This article demonstrates how Taiwanese graphic design is influenced by political trends...

Design Organizations and Societies in Taiwan

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Arts and crafts have a history rooted in the cultures of Taiwan that predates the Nationalist Party of China’s defeat by the Chinese Communist Party in the civil war, and the former’s members retreat to the island of Taiwan. After 1945...

Taiwan Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Taiwan, officially known as the Republic of China (ROC), is an island that lies opposite to the southeastern coast of Mainland China across the Taiwan Strait. Known historically as Formosa by the West, throughout its recorded history...

The Development of Taiwan Manhua

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Manhua, or comics in English, are about deconstructing, encoding, and visualizing a story and information with text and images for the communication of meanings, and narration through the presentation of pictures is their method...

Contemporary Architecture, Interior Design, and City Planning in Taiwan

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Through several key issues and contextual descriptions developed since the 1980s, this article introduces the multiple dimensions of contemporary architecture, interior design, and city planning in Taiwan, including a brief history of city...