Social Events

(A) Welcome Reception & Registration (July 10, 2017, 17:00 - 19:00)
Multi-functional Hall (International Conference Hall, Activity Centre, Kuangfu campus, National Cheng Kung University)
Address: No.1, University Road, Tainan City 701, Taiwan (R.O.C.)



(B) Banquet (July 12, 2017, 17:30 - 20:00)
Multi-functional Hall (International Conference Hall, Activity Centre, Kuangfu campus, National Cheng Kung University)
Address: No.1, University Road, Tainan City 701, Taiwan (R.O.C.)





(C) Local tour (July 13, 2017, 13:00 - 17:30)
Set off: 13:00 in front of the Multi-functional Hall & International Conference Hall
Duration: approximated 4.5 hours
Sign-up and fill-in your personal information on the registration website is required.

  • 林百貨Hayashi Department Store (13:15 - 14:00)

The Department Store That Inaugurated An Age of Fashion in the 1930s--Hayashi Department Store
On December 5th, 1932, Hayashi Department Store opened and thus a modern age of Taiwanese culture began. The decade of 1930s was the start point of modern civilization in Taiwan. As the electric lamps, telephone, and water supply lines popularized, symbols of civilization such like the airplane and motor vehicles flooded into Taiwan. The cafés were becoming the fad of the day, as well as pop culture, movies, phonographs and jazz music. People´s mentality was opening up, and freewill dating was taking over arranged marriages, while dresses was replacing kimonos and Westernized education was popularizing. This was Taiwan in the 1930s. In 1932, Columbia Records Company released the eponymous theme song for a movie in Taiwanese "Peach Blossom Weeps Tears of Blood". In 1933, Teng Yu-hsien's popular song "Viva Tonal: The Dancing Age" helped to launch the first pop music singer Sun-sun (born Lau Tsing-hiong or Lau Chheng-hoing,1914-43) in Taiwan. In the same year Teng wrote and published three classic Taiwanese songs "Bang Chhun-Hong(Looking for the Spring Breeze)", "U ia hue(Flower in the Rainy Night)"and "Guat-ia Tshiu(Sadness in a Moony Night)". As the Pacific War broke out, the final waltz in the Dancing Age of Taiwanwas played. And so the Hayashi Department Store ended its brief yet splendid rendezvous with Tainan.




  • 台灣文學館National Museum of Taiwan Literature (14:05 - 15:20)

The National Museum of Taiwan Literature (NMTL), founded on October 17th, 2003, is the first national museum dedicated to the literary arts.

The museum building has a distinguished history tracing back to 1916, when it was built to house the Tainan Prefectural Government. Reflecting contemporary European architectural styling, it is one of several well-known works by architect Moriyama Matsunosuke on the island. Other Matsunosuke projects include the current Office of the President (Sotokufu) and Control Yuan in Taipei. The building was damaged during WWII and suffered decades of neglect before serious restoration work was commenced in 1997.Reopened in 2003, the building is today afocal point of island literature,culture, architecture and history, and a successful example of both restoration and revitalization.

The NMTL records, organizes and explains Taiwan's literary heritage. Archives and displays include examples from indigenous Malayo-Polynesian cultures as well as from key periods in Taiwan history – from the Dutch, Ming / Koxinga,Qing and Japanese periods through modern times. Educational activities promote awareness of Taiwan literary traditions. The museum includes literature and children's literature reading rooms as well as a literary experience center designed to both excite and educate.

In helping spread literary knowledge and appreciation, the museum hopes to make reading and the literary arts a 「friend」 for life.




  • 安平樹屋Anping Tree House (15:50 - 16:35)

Located next to the Old Tait & Co Merchant House (Old De-Ji Merchant House) in Anping District of Tainan City, Taiwan, Anping Tree House used to be a warehouse of Tait & Co, one of the top five trading companies in Anping area during the period of Japanese colonization. 
Abandoned for many years, a gigantic banyan tree has taken over the warehouse in various ways, including its aerial roots and trunks that have became part of the architecture. The brick walls of the warehouse have faded and collapsed which allowed roots and trunks to take over walls, windows, doors and ground forming an extraordinary scene. 
According to Taiwan’s folklore, banyan aerial roots convey negative energies that kept the local residents away from the warehouse as they believed the strong negative energies would bring misfortune. The Anping Tree House was once known as the “Haunted House” for many years until it was officially opened to public in 2004 as a project of the National Anping Harbor Historic Park. Visitors may also find a display centre for the history of the tree house and the ecological environment of the area. Today, Anping Tree House is a popular Tainan attraction that allures many local and oversea visitors for its mysterious, extraordinary appearance during their Tainan travel.




  • 安平古堡Anping Old Fort (16:40 - 17:30)

Anping Old Fort, also called as "Taiwan City", is the oldest castle in Taiwan. It was once the hub of trading during Dutch domination, and the residence of Zheng Cheng Gong’s for three generations. It has become a tourist attraction today ... after 300 years of transition, the once all-powerful castle is now a national monument.
In Anping Old Fort, in addition to the possession of property exhibition, the castle is also famous for its landmark–the lighthouse, in where you can observe Anping District, Tainan City, and even the Taiwan Strait! Of course you cannot miss the 300 years old city wall, which was made with simple materials like glutinous juice, simple black syrup, and oyster shells. Moreover, underneath the north side platform of the castle, you can clearly see a circular base: was that an old well or the ruins of other kinds? Various scholars and experts have been debating about it. The mysterious tunnel legend that has been handed down for 300 years is waiting for you to explore!




Please note that the agenda is subject to change by the organizer.