Chinese name: 詔安客家文化館
Located at: Yunlin County (Southern Taiwan)
Year of Establishment: 2012
Address: 28-8 Minsheng Rd.,
Lunbei Township, Yunlin County
Lunbei Township, Erlun Township
and Xiluo Township of Yunlin County are the areas in Taiwan with the largest
population of “Zhao’an Hakka” people. In order for the history, culture and the
language of Zhao’an Hakka people to be passed on from one generation to the
next, the Zhao’an Hakka Cultural Hall was established so
the local communities can jointly preserve Hakka cultural relics and
promote Zhao’an Hakka culture. To
achieve those purposes, the cultural hall has hosted Hakka
culture-related activities based on community-building values to deepen
cultural heritage building by using the Hakka language to teach children, training
volunteers, and organizing Hakka academic
seminars and practical workshops, all in the hopes of reinvigorating Zhao’an Hakka
In order to pass on the Zhao’an
Hakka culture to future generations, the Hakka Affairs Council starting in 2006
successively subsidized the construction of the Zhao’an Hakka Cultural Hall.
Through the cooperation between the government, local authorities and community
organizations, as well as the hard work of civic groups, the concept of preserving
the spirit of Zhao’an Hakka culture has not just been
implemented but also carried forward.
Designed by Kuo Jun-pei
Architectural Firm, the Zhao’an Hakka Cultural Hall is the only Hakka building
in the country on the theme of Zhao’an Hakka people. It covers an area of 0.8
hectares. Construction began in 2011 and was completed in six years, costing
nearly NT$100 million. The open-air atrium design and the L-shaped wooden
corridor are the characteristics of the building. The inner square shape and
outer round design symbolize Hakka people's strict self-discipline and open-mindedness and generosity towards others.
(Photo credit: Zhao’an Hakka Cultural Hall)
Besides exhibiting cultural relics outside and inside, the Zhao’an Hakka Cultural Hall shows itself to be in harmony with the surrounding space, including the neighboring parks and the towns and villages of Lunbei, Erlun and Xiluo, to form a modern-day Hakka settlement community. Through the concept of community building, it conducts resource surveys in various Hakka settlements and on-the-spot investigations. By emphasizing the importance of experiencing the culture, it also helps people learn about Zhao’an Hakka culture, thereby deepening the impression Zhao’an Hakka culture leaves on people. In addition, it is an attempt to reconstruct the main body of Zhao’an Hakka culture to enhance the ethnic group’s sense of self-identity.