Transformations and The New Order

Transformations and The New Order

Map:Transformations and The New Order
In 1895 (Year 28 of the Meiji regime), Japan began its rule of Taiwan, backed by its military strength. Japan was then copying certain aspects of Europe and America in an effort to modernize after the Meiji Restoration. The new government implemented vastly different policies compared to previous rulers, and even demanded loyalty from the local population. As a result, Taiwanese people experienced a set of unprecedented reforms.On the one hand, they were attracted by modern Western civilization introduced by the Japanese; on the other, they also suffered from prejudice under the colonial administration. The Taiwanese people thus struggled between resisting injustice and embracing the new civilization during the half-century “Japanese era.”

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