Doors to Diplomacy Participants

Lukang junior high school (2019 CyberFair Project ID 8466)
Taiwan, Changhua
Official Status: Final Project: Ready for Judging
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

We estimate 10 student(s) from 13 to 14 will work on this entry.

Description of Our Community: Lukang is located at the midpoint of the west coast of Taiwan and is the closest city to Mainland China from Taiwan, so it was naturally developed to a prosperous city of commercial port. Between 1785 and 1845, Lukang was in its heyday. Later, it quickly declined due to the sediments in the port. Therefore, many old architectures and valuable cultural and artistic assets were kept. It became a famous cultural and tourist city for its unique and fascination in historical sites, temples, crafts, foods, and literature art.

Project Description: Walking in zigzag Lukang Nine-turns Lane, we raise the heads and find the platform across the long lane. It is well-known Shi-yi Building and the house of rich businessman of Qing Chang Company in Lukang. By Pao Ma building, it connects No. 147 and 149 of Zhongshan road and No. 37 of Jinsheng Ln. “Shi-yi” of Shi-yi Building stands for “playing instruments, chess, reciting poetry, drinking, painting, flower appreciation, moon gazing, playing games, smoking and tea tasting”. “Ten” of Shi-yi Building, as “Nine” of Lukang Nine-turns Lane, means “numerous”. They can be various refined things and are not limited to the ten kinds. In early times, the literary trend in Lukang was vigorous. The host of Shi-yi Building was a literatus mastering politics and commerce. Shi-yi Building was constructed as the place for meeting and verse chanting of the scholars who thus appreciated the moon on the top of the building. Many literati met in the place to recite poems and appreciate the tea and moon. In order to reuse the historical Shi-yi Building, the government will cooperate with the owner for the renovation. After the restoration, it will be open to the public and develop related cultural and creative industry to extend the life of historic interest, fulfill historic and educational functions, inherit craftsmen’s skills and revive tourism resources. We welcome you to visit the building when the renovation is accomplished.

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