Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Event: Exhibition of the Summer Field Trip to Doulan and Chihshang in Taitung, Taiwan

As mentioned in the earlier blogpost, the students who joined the department summer field trip this year demonstrated their learning outcomes by setting up an exhibition in October. The exhibition involved a holistic point of view of the culture and society of Taitung, including the perspectives of agriculture, landscape and aborigines. It was also hoped to reflect the impacts brought by economic development, urbanization and natural environment to the cultural group.

The exhibition explores various aspects of Doulan and Chihshang in Taitung, including the indigenous Ami people's identity and social organisation, the tourism industry, hand craft, foodway, nature, colonial relationship, agricultural product and demarcation of ethnic groups.

Students arranging the exhibition items.
Eugene setting up the light bulk.
Student nailing the content foamboard on the wall.
The Opening Ceremony was held on October 13, 2014. Teachers, postgraduate and undergraduate students were invited to join the ceremony. The ceremony started with the welcoming speech from our department chairmen Prof. Gordon Mathews. After Dr. Ju-chen Chen and student representative Eugene Lee introduced the exhibition and the summer field trip this year, all guests started to watch the exhibition while enjoying the refreshment prepared by the students.

Prof. Gordon Mathews welcoming the guests and attendants.
Dr. Ju-chen Chen introducing the summer field trip and the exhibition.
Eugene sharing his experience from the summer field trip.
The guests and attendants listening to the welcoming speech.
The attendants visiting the exhibition after the ceremony.

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