Guest lecture by Prof. HUANG Shih-Chuan

22.06.2023 16:00

The Past, Present and Future of Shinto Shrines in Taiwan: Investigating the Urban and Rural Shinto Shrine Relics with a comparative approach

DATE: Thursday, June 22, 2023
TIME: 16:00
LOCATION: SIN 1, at the Department for East Asian Studies/Chinese Studies, Altes AKH, Campus, Spitalgasse 2, Yard 2, Entrance 2.3

During the fifty years being Japanese colony from 1895 until 1945, numerous Shinto shrines were constructed in both urban and rural areas of Taiwan, where lived the Han Chinese and the aborigines. Once being important spaces for the colonizers to imbue patriotism in the Taiwanese population, colonized subjects were to perform Shinto pilgrimage and rituals as obligations. After 1945 followed by the official breakup of diplomatic ties with Japan in the 1970s, these shrines gradually turned into parks, martyrs’ shrines, or disappeare.

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Guest lecture by Prof. HUANG Shih-Chuan