Colonial Takao: the making of a southern metropolis

  title={Colonial Takao: the making of a southern metropolis},
  author={Jeremy E. Taylor},
  journal={Urban History},
  pages={48 - 71}
This article explores the relationship between colonial ideologies and urban planning in the context of the pre-war Japanese empire. It does so by examining the second largest city in what was Japan's first formal overseas colony of Taiwan. By exploring some of the key texts through which the city of Takao (Kaohsiung) was depicted and its future debated in the colonial era, the ways in which imperial ideologies, such as the ‘southern advance’ of the Japanese empire, influenced and were… Expand
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  • 1999
It continued to be used as the municipal headquarters of the city well into the post-war decades, and was converted into the Kaohsiung Museum of History
  • 1998
Xun gen zhi lü: tazhe xianren de zuji wang qian zou (A tour in search of our roots: moving forward in the footsteps of our ancestors
  • 1997
Designed, perhaps, with the movement of military hardware in mind