Around 120 years ago, a Japanese scholar called Ino Kanori arrived in Taiwan. He came with a keen interest in the people who lived here, a sharp, observant eye, and a goods pair of legs that carried him from one end of the island to the other. Like many historical figures, his life isn’t without controversy, but his works on many areas of Taiwan’s anthropology were firsts. A new exhibit at the National Museum of Taiwan History puts Ino Kanori’s experience of Taiwan into focus, looking back at the roughly ten years he spent here. Joining us on the line to look at Ino Kanori and his work is museum curator Hsu Mei-yun.
- 29 July, 2018