Date: January 20, 2016
A five-volume compilation of Taiwan New People’s News was released
Jan. 18 by National Museum of Taiwan History in Tainan City, offering a snapshot of everyday life and current affairs during the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945).
Containing daily editions published between 1932 and 1933, as well as 1939 and 1940, the compilation is the first hard copy of the newspaper already available to the public in digital form at National Museum of Taiwan Literature in Tainan City and a newspaper archive in Taichung City. The latter was founded by the late Yang Chao-chia, a senior official in the Taiwan Provincial Government and ROC presidential adviser.
NMTH Director Lu Li-cheng said as the newspaper was the only form of media representing the true voice of the Taiwan people during Japan’s 50-year rule, the compilation sheds light upon momentous events during this turbulent time and tracks the rise of social movements on the island. [FULL STORY]