By Nora Ma.

Taipei is the capital of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and a special municipality of Taiwan. Located in the north of the island and initially the home of Austronesian aboriginals, Taipei was officially founded by Chinese settlers in the early 18th century, becoming an important overseas trading port. Taipei saw development of its governmental administration during the period of Japanese occupation, securing the government seat squarely in the city.

  • Taipei

    Taipei: An Introduction

    Taipei is the capital of the Republic of China (Taiwan). It is located in the northern part of the island and serves as a center of commerce, industry, trade, and government.

  • Social Body Week

    Taipei: City as Social Body

    Who changes the meaning of an architectural site ? How does a structure acquire a new meaning or significance? Who initiates protest, and how is protest involved in changing meaning?

  • Natural Disaster and Disease Week

    Taipei and Disease

    What diseases afflicted Taipei? How does disease affect the dynamics between groups in heterogeneous populations? Does it redefine roles?

  • Ordered Universe Week

    Taipei: City as Ordered Universe

    What does Taipei’s grid represent? How and when did Taipei’s grid develop? Who developed it? How do “ordered” structure, lived experience, and power dynamics interact with one another in a historical setting?

  • Resources

    Taipei Resources

    Bibliography for the city of Taipei.