Signed by THCDC Director-General Ho Chin-liang (何金樑) and NUU President Lee Woei-shyan (李偉賢), the MOU is to promote academic research and cultural education projects in the fields of Hakka studies, ethnic relations, museology, and so on.
Hakka Affairs Council (HAC) Minister Yiong Con-ziin and national policy advisor Hsiao Hsin-huang (蕭新煌), a Hakka Contribution Award winner this year, witnessed the signing ceremony.
Both THCDC and NUU are located in Miaoli—a Hakka-dominated county in Taiwan, and NUU has the college of Hakka studies. At the Nov. 22 event, the governmental institute and the university presented the result of their collaborative project titled “The 1895 Yiwei War: Battle Investigation and Research in Miaoli County.”
HAC Minister Yiong said that with the support from the Executive Yuan, THCDC has recruited academic researchers while Miaoli-based NUU has made academic progress and achieved fruitful research results. Yiong expects that, through close exchanges in academics, museum collections, and library and information management, museums run by THCDC can perform more professionally, openly, and diversely.
According to THCDC Director-General Ho, Taiwan Hakka Museum has focused its efforts in recent years on exploring the important historical contexts of the Taiwanese Hakka community. The result of “The 1895 Yiwei War: Battle Investigation and Research in Miaoli County” project is the latest research finding of Yiwei War’s related studies, Ho said.
Through historical records, field investigation, and interviews with local elders, the museum collected a wide range of cultural relics, historical materials, and archaeological site allusions from the 1895 Battle of Yiwei, which were preserved through digitalization, allowing people to learn more about the precious history for the Hakka community.