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|Other Titles:||Footprint of Settle Tax on Agricultural lands in the maps of“Hengchun County Chronicle”|
Graduate Institute of Taiwan History
With its previous name as Lang Chiao, Hengchun County used to be affiliated under Feng Shan County, and after the suppression of Chu-yi-guan event in the 60th year of Emperor Kang Xi, Lang Chiao Area then had become “No Man’s Land.” It was only after the outbreak of Mudan Community event in 13rd year of Emperor Tongxi (1874) the royal court of Qing Dynasty then set up “build up castle and establish bureaucracy” at Lang Chiao as Hengchun County in the first year of Emperor Guanxu (1875) in order to confirm its legitimacy for governance, which was found under Taiwan Prefecture. When Sino-French occurred in the 10th year of Emperor Guanxu (1884), and ended in the 11st year (1885) of Emperor Guanxu, Taiwan was instituted as a province, and then Hengchun County was re-assigned as placed under the jurisdiction of Tainan Prefecture. Yet even after the institution of Taiwan as a province, it could no longer rely on Fujian Province for financial support and had to raise fund on its own. Therefore, it was why the first Governor of Taiwan, Liu Ming-chuan proclaimed the very first comprehensive settle tax on agricultural lands so as to increase tax revenue. As such, each office of the county is found with chart-register of settle tax on agricultural lands, and there is no exception with Hengchun County so that we can now find a volume of “Simplified Overall Chart-register of Hengchun County of Tainan Prefecture on Settle Taxes on Agricultural Lands.” In the 18th year (1892) of Emperor Guanxu, it was suggested to further amend Taiwan Chronicle and the governor Taiwan, Shao You-lim decreed to set up Taiwan Comprehensive History Bureau, while administrative commissioner of Taiwan, Tang Jing-song, founded interview and collection branches under county and district of the office as he ordered local government to garner information. As such, “Hengchun County Chronicle” was then compiled during the period of time.Due to the fact the locality of Hengchun County had been much inflicted
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