A Study on Agricultural Production and the Vicissitude of Settlements in Japanese Colonial Period – A Case of Kaohsiung Settlement in Taiwan


In the past, traditionally agricultural farming methods usually followed family members in Taiwan. To get cheaper crop materials, the Japanese government changed the way of agricultural production by capitalism in Japanese Colonial Period. The role of farmers changed gradually in the market mechanism, return to the complete producer in the market from producer, processor and salespeople. After the invention of changing structure of production and capitalist, the workforce lost balance. The Japanese government wanted to make up for Taiwan ’s workforce through immigration policies, get the shock from immigrants and worker, then changed Kaohsiung Harborside Settlement by immigration indirectly. This research studied by a geographic viewpoint, case analysis by historical data review, historical map, and statistical data in Dazhu Vil of Kaohsiung Harborside Settlement. Presenting changes in life support space and settlement area through Penghu immigrants in Kaohsiung. Data showed that the settlement location of Penghu immigrants was closely related to the development of Kaohsiung City. They usually chose on the edge of the city and living areas, changed life support way method accompanied by Southward Policy, and the composition of the migrant settlements was formed by the regional relationship of Penghu. The appearance of Kaohsiung Harborside Settlement mainly composed of regional immigrant settlements.

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Yi Ling Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

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Conference: ACCS2020
Stream: Architecture and Urban Studies/Design

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