ETD 2018 Taiwan 1-Day Trip
A 1-Day complimentary trip is arranged on September 29, 2018. The destinations include the National Center for Traditional Arts, the Yilan Luodong Forestry Culture Park, and local gourmet restaurant. Please check when registration if you could attend.
Date: September 29, 2018
National Center for Traditional Arts
The NCFTA is an intermediary organization of culture which shoulders the responsibility of heritage, innovation and sustainability. Moreover, it is also an active actor which connects traditional arts with life memories of people through cultural services and management, making traditional arts a manifestation of aesthetics in everyday life. In order to maximize the potential of the Center as well as traditional arts, we aspire to play four roles: an empowerment base for traditional arts, a platform for crossover exchange, a test bed for cultural industries and an export portal for creativity.
Luodong Forestry Culture Park
Taipingshan’s forestry industry began in 1905, with the Forestry Agency of Japan drawing plans to harvest the area’s native cypress forests. A dragging track was built by laborers to pull logs up to a timber processing ground by the Duowang River. The log would then be transported out of town through the Langyan River. In 1921, the agency purchased a railway from the Taiwan Sugar Factory and adapted it for transporting timber. The railway was 36.95km long, stretching from the timber processing ground to Tiansongpi, Waiziwai, and Zhulin Station. From then on, felling of trees was carried out on an immense scale and such continued for 68 years. Taipingshan stood alongside Alishan and Bahsienshan as the three largest forest areas during the Japanese Occupation, and its scale of felling was the greatest of all. The government restructured related policies in 1982 and the forestry industry started to decline. Taipingshan also ceased to fell trees. Between the years of 1994 and 2001, the Third Luodong Town Urban Planning Review demarcated the Luodong Forest Area as a “special forestry industry culture site.” In 2004, the Forestry Bureau unveiled a plan to create the Luodong Forestry Culture Park. In 2009, the park was officially opened to the public. In fact, since in 2004, the Ministry of Culture has successively listed Japan’s agency office, director’s residence, laborers’ club, old vehicle inspection garage, staff dormitory, fortress, and log storage pool as the country’s historical assets. In 2012, the whole site was listed as a cultural landscape area.