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|Other Titles:||Gukeng A Township Being Constituted|
Graduate Institute of Taiwan History
During the period of Japanese rule between 1895 and 1920, the administrative divisions in Taiwan changed frequently in consideration of public order and safety. When in the discussion of the change of administrative divisions at that time, little research has focused on township, with much focusing on prefectures, subprefectures, and counties. Using Gukeng Township, Yunlin as an example, this paper attempts to illustrate the administrative adjustments that Gukeng Township underwent before evolving to today's administrative region and the possible reasons that constituted the adjustments. In retrospect of the natural development of communities in Gukeng and analysis of historical maps, this paper discovers that not until mid-Qing was Gukeng incorporated into Qing territory, and that not until 1894 was its administrative region completely recorded in The Interviews of Yunlin(雲林采訪冊). During the period of Japanese rule, the administrative system in Taiwan never changed without adjusting Gukeng's administrative region and jurisdiction. Through historical literature review as well as long-term field research, this paper discovers that the adjustments of Gukeng's local administrative space were closely related to the development of Yun-lin Event, such as the incorporation of Caoling(草嶺) in 1898, the establishment of Kantoucuo Branch(崁頭厝分署) in 1901, the incorporation of several neighboring communities into Kantoucuo District(崁頭厝區) in 1909, the establishment of Gukeng Township(古坑庄) and so on. As the main battlefield of Yun-lin Event and surrounded by the arduous and mountainous terrain, Gukeng sufficed the militia to wage a desperate struggle. The constant conflicts between the Japanese government and the militia faithfully reflected the adjustments of Gukeng's local administration, which constituted Gukeng Village in the 1920s and further achieved the purpose of the Japanese government's social control through the overlap of its police space, cultural and educational space, and indoctrination space.
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