The southern city of Kaohsiung is home to a new museum. Since opening in March this year, The Center of Old Fongshan City History has taken visitors back in time through the story of a major local historic site- an imperial Chinese fortification nearly 200 years old. Unlike other walls from Taiwan’s period under imperial Chinese rule- places like Taipei’s old city walls- this fortification is still partially standing, highlighting the military past of an area whose military importance has never faded. The museum, though, isn’t just about these old walls. It presents the history of Taiwanese forts in general, and it also covers the story of what has happened to this fort in the years since imperial rule ended. With us today to introduce the old fort and its new museum is Wang Hsing-an of the Kaohsiung Museum of History, one the new museum’s parent organizations.
- 19 August, 2018