A brief description of the history of Jinshan Township before it was restructured into Jinshan District

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Discussion of land use in 1993 Jinshan County

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May 12, 2022 - 12:26am

Critical Commentary

Agriculture in Jinshan district was prosperous during the Japanese occupation period and gradually declined after 1970 when Taiwan faced rapid economic growth under the KMT rule. In 1990, land retirement and abandoned fields became the most common scene in Jinshan due to the low income of the peasant household (less than 20,0000 NTD per year). The migration and aging of the population hit the countryside and intensified the inequivalence between the urban and the rural areas. 

 

The main group influenced by the impact of rural-urban migration (usually small-holder farmers) and the following effective solution to this problem has seldom been referred to the official archives. What we see in the map of the discussion of land use in 1993 Jinshan County by the techno-bureaucracy is an unrealistic urban planning in the hope of reproducing the successful model in Taipei and other big cities. For the local government officials responsible for securing tax revenue, attracting urban people to visit Jinshan by recreation farms and scenic attractions is one of the relatively practical ways.

Location

Jinshan District New Taipei City
Taiwan

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Urban and Rural Development Branch, Construction and Planning Agency, Ministry of the Interior and Taiwan, "A brief description of the history of Jinshan Township before it was restructured into Jinshan District", contributed by Pan, Mi, Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 15 June 2022, accessed 13 August 2022. http://www.disaster-sts-network.org/content/brief-description-history-jinshan-township-it-was-restructured-jinshan-district