The Spatial Modernization of Taoyuan Town in Japanese Colonial Period

  • 藍 博瀚

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Grounded in previous research on human settlement and modernization this thesis investigates the settlement in Taoyuan Market Town (桃園街) during the Japanese Rule period I review how spatial configuration of the traditional market town (街) and villages (庄) modernized through time I argue that the traditional market town and villages transformed following the power dynamics between the local colonial government and the town gentry wherein the government was not the only driving force I also examine how urban configuration in Taoyuan Market Town reflected the interplay between the construal of a local identity and spatial planning
Date of Award2019
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorPing-Sheng Wu (Supervisor)

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