Reading History Through the Built Environment in Taiwan

  • Jeremy E. Taylor


Over the last decade or more, many societies throughout the industrialized world have witnessed concerns for the preservation of the built environment. As urban topographies have increasingly become the focus of people’s ideas about the past, historiographical debates have been taken out of textbooks and transferred onto the streets of cities and towns. Urban landscapes have themselves come to be seen as historical texts, or as some theorists have argued, forms of “public history” in their own right.1


Public Building Japanese Imperialism Taipei City Historical Text Scenic Spot 
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