- Publication Date:2016/08/03
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The Hakka Affairs Council, the world's only central-government authority in charge of Hakka affairs, carries on the mission of revitalizing Hakka language and culture, takes the challenge of building a Hakka identity full of happiness, confidence and dignity, and owns the task of making itself a global Hakka cultural research and exchange center. With the purposes of promoting cooperation and exchanges of Hakka culture at home and abroad, preserving the landscape of Hakka settlements with Hakka cultural features, creating a Hakka cultural atmosphere and providing people with chances to approach Hakka culture, the Hakka Affairs Council has set up two national Hakka cultural parks /museums , namely “Liudui Hakka cultural Park” in the south of Taiwan and “Taiwan Hakka Museum” in the north of Taiwan, to better utilize available local resources and promote the development of nearby Hakka villages.
For the establishment of these two Hakka cultural parks/museums, the Hakka Affairs Council first set up the "Taiwan Hakka Culture Development Center Preparatory Office" in 2004, which has been renamed as the "Hakka Culture Development Center, Hakka Affairs Council” since January 1, 2012 in line with the Government restructuring program.
With an area of 30 hectares located in Pingtung County, the “Liudui Hakka cultural Park” has been open to the public since October 22, 2011 as the ecomuseum that tried to integrate 12 townships relating to Liudui Hakka villages to collect and carry forward the regional memories in the modern society.
With an area of 11.32 hectares located in Tungluo Science Park, the “Taiwan Hakka Museum” officially opened to the public on May 12, 2012 as the global hakka museum and the global Hakka center of cultural exchange and research with a focus on cultural preservation and Education promotion that educates people about Hakka culture and gives them the opportunity to experience the life in a traditional Hakka village.
It is hoped that these two national Hakka cultural parks / museums can demonstrate to the world the “hard-neck” Hakka spirit, connect the resources of Hakka villages, integrate Hakka characteristic industries, and improve Hakka vitality.
Positioning of Hakka cultural parks / museums
Taiwan Hakka Museum
Positioning: The global hakka museum and the global Hakka center of cultural exchange and research.
Location: Inside the Miaoli Tongluo Science Park.
Space planning: Permanent Exhibition Hall, Globe Gallery, Taiwan Gallery, Children Gallery, Cultural Creativity Industry Gallery, Hakka Contribution Museum, 5th Special Exhibition Hall, Library Materials Center, International Conference Hall, Braving the Hi Hakka Island, and Hakka Hospitality Garden
Liudui Hakka cultural Park
Positioning: The ecomuseum that tried to integrate 12 townships relating to Liudui Hakka villages.
Location: Neipu Township, Pingtung County.
Space planning: Umbrella Hakka Cluster Architecture Area, Multimedia Performance Hall, Hakka Land Liudui Small Planet—Children’s Museum, Natural and Rural Landscape Area, Natural Grassland Area, Jiuxiang Garden Landscape Area and Bagong, Tobacco Building, and Rice Mill Room.
Either of the two Hakka cultural parks /museums can deepen its characteristics and play its benchmark role in cultural functions.
Use either Hakka cultural park /museum as the core to connect regional resources and promote Hakka village culture development.
Promote the research and exchange of Hakka culture in the globe and gradually reach the target of establishing Taiwan as the "new Hakka capital" in the world.