Debating “Modern”: The 1935 Taiwan Exposition

  • 01 August, 2020
  • English Service

In 1935, Taiwan got a case of exhibition fever. This was an age when world's fairs and expositions were all the rage, and finally, Taiwan had a big one of its own. "Progress" and "modernity" were the watchwords of the day, and, to the event's organizers at least, Taiwan had plenty of both to show off. But were all who attended as thrilled with all of this "modernity" as officials expected them to be? That's the question the National Taiwan Museum is asking at an exhibit now open at its new Railway Department Park: "Debating "Modern": The 1935 Taiwan Exposition".