Old images of Taiwan
Between 1895 and 1945 Taiwan was a colony of the Empire of Japan. A series of beautiful old postcards of Taiwan pre-1945.
During this period, “Formosa”, as it was known at the time was an exotic island inhabited by a mixture of ethnic minorities, aborigines, and Chinese.
Many postcards and images of the period testify a forgotten world vanished with progress and modernization.
As part of the settlement for losing the Sino-Japanese War, the Qing Empire ceded Taiwan to Japan on April 17, 1895 (Treaty of Shimonoseki), which would rule the island for 50 years until its defeat in WWII.
Armed resistance was sporadic, yet at times fierce, but was defeated by 1902, although minor revolts occurred in the following years.
Images of Taiwan before 1945
Source (not available anymore: http://www.picturechina.com.cn/) via cinaoggi
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