“American Footsteps in Southern Taiwan” Exhibit at Koxinga Museum in Tainan

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PR-1058E | Date: 9/23/2010

In cooperation with the Tainan City Government Culture and Tourism Bureau and the America Center located at National Sun Yat-sen University, the AIT Kaohisung Branch Office is pleased to present “American Footsteps in Southern Taiwan” at the Koxinga Museum located in Tainan from September 21 to November 30. The opening ceremony will be held on September 29 with the participation of AIT Director William Stanton, AIT Kaohsiung Branch Chief Christian Castro, and Tainan Mayor Hsu Tain-tsair.

The “American Footsteps in Southern Taiwan” exhibit features stories on U.S. interaction with southern Taiwan in a key era from 1950-80. Utilizing historic artifacts, photos, taped interviews and documentaries, the exhibition gives the audience a broad overview of the American cultural, social, military and religious presence in southern Taiwan during that period and the impressions Americans and local Taiwanese had of each other.

The items on display include a personal note written especially to commemorate this exhibition from former U.S. Representative Lester Wolff, one of the principal authors of the Taiwan Relations Act. Other unique items provide a rare glimpse into America’s multifaceted post-World War II economic assistance program in Taiwan. The exhibition also highlights a host of fascinating artifacts, photos and documents from the long-ago U.S. military presence in southern Taiwan.

For further information about this exhibition, please visit the museum website: http://superspace.cca.gov.tw/mp.asp?mp=075