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美麗島/高雄事件-美麗島雜誌社 (The Formosa /Formosa Magazine)


In May, 1979, non-KMT personage Huang, Hsin-chieh registered a new magazine and Zhou, Qingyu proposed to name it ‘Formosa’, the song composed by Li, Shuan-Gze and sung by Yang, Tsu-Chuen; that’s how the magazine got its name. On the 2nd of June, the ‘Formosa’ magazine was officially established in Taipei. At the conference held on the 9th o July, the magazine named Hsu, Hsin-liang the president, Lu, Annette Hsin-Lien, the vice president, Chang Chun-hung, the editor in chief, and Shih, Ming-The, the general manager; they were the main core non-KMT personages

The Formosa incident, which occurred on the 10th of December 1979 in Kaohsiung, was the vital turning point of Taiwan’s democratization. Located at the junction of Zhong-Shan Road and Da-tong Road, the Kaohsiung Office of ‘Formosa Magazine’ was the centre of this force. The Formosa incident reveals how the Taiwanese supported democratic and human rights; the suffering and hardship were over, and Taiwan finally left that sad era. For Kaohsiung, the Former Site of Formosa Magazine is where this historical event happened, but in the history of Taiwan’s political development, this site has significant importance and is full of historical meanings.

The architecture where the magazine was produced dates back to 1962. It is one of those ordinary traditional street houses, the façade of which is composed with arranged geometric shapes. It is now on lease for commercial use. Some people proposed initiating the ‘Formosa Fund’ to raise money from the public to purchase the historic building in order to commemorate the Kaohsiung Incident, promote the history of human rights as well as deepen and consolidate democracy.
Address: No. 53, Jhong-Shan 1st Rd., Sinsing District, Kaohsiung

Walk for 5 minutes from MRT Formosa Boulevard (R10/O5) Station at Exit 2 toward T-Hotel (Dayi Hotel)
導覽前言(City Guide Explore)
二二八事件-高雄歷史博物館(The 228 Incident-Kaohsiung Museum of History)
鹽埕二二八和平公園 (Yancheng Peace Memorial Park)
壽山二二八紀念碑 (Shoushan 228 Memorial Monument)
岡山二二八和平紀念公園 (Gangshan 228 Peace Memorial Park)
二二八高雄中學自衛隊 (228 Self-defense Squadron of Kaohsiung Senior High School)
旗津勞動女性紀念公園(Cijin Female Labors Memorial Park)
海軍明德訓練班(Ming-Der Disciplinary Camp of the Navy)
台灣無名戰士紀念碑(Monument of Unknown Taiwanese Veterans)
戰爭與和平紀念公園主題館(War and Peace Memorial Park and Theme Hall)
橋頭事件-高雄橋頭火車站、橋頭糖廠站(The Ciaotou Incident-Ciaotou Railway Station & Kaohsiung MRT Ciaotou Sugar Refinery Station)
美麗島/高雄事件-高捷美麗島站(The Formosa /Kaohsiung Incident-Kaohsiung MRT Formosa Boulevard Station)
美麗島/高雄事件-高捷美麗島站之人權廣場 (The Formosa /Kaohsiung Incident – Human Rights Square beside Formosa Boulevard Station)
美麗島/高雄事件-美麗島雜誌社 (The Formosa /Formosa Magazine) 
永安溼地自然公園(Yong-an Wetlands Nature Park)  
後勁文物館(Houjing Cultural Hall)  
黃蝶翠谷(Yellow Butterfly Valley)  
小林望鄉紀念碑(Siaolin Memorial)
朱一貴文化園區(Chu Yi-kuei Culture Park)
殤滾水紀念碑公園(Gunshui Memorial Park)
真愛碼頭.人權宣言(Love Pier: Declaration on Human Rights)
柯旗化故居(The Ke Ci-hua Former Residence)
旗山老街.剝蕉案(Cishan Old Street and the Banana Case)
橋頭事件.余登發故居(The Ciaotou Incident and the Yu Deng Fa House)
中央公園言論廣場(Speakers’ Square, Central Park)
城市光廊.野草莓學運(Urban Spotlight: The Wild Strawberries Movement)
高雄市電影館(Kaohsiung Film Archive)
勞工博物館(Kaohsiung Museum of Labor)
人權學堂 ∣Human Rights Learning Studio

Position: Kaohsiung MRT 05/R10 Formosa Boulevard Hall Exit 9
Address: No. 436, Daye North Rd. Siaogang Dist., Kaohsiung City 81249, Taiwan
Email: hr-learning@ouk.edu.tw