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National Palace Museum

Wang Delu and the Tongan Ship

  • Chief Editor: Zhou Weiqiang, Kuo Chen-Wo, Wu Shao-Chun
    Written by Wang Chien-yu, Li Ya-zhu, Wu Yan-ru, Zhou Weiqiang, Lin Yi-yi, Chen Lung-Kuei, Yang Zi-ying, Yang Yu-hsiang, Chao Yi-fen, and Luo Sheng-wen
    English proofreader: Wang Zhao-ci
    Executive Editors: Wang Chien-yu
    Editor: Li Ya-zhu,Wu Yan-ru, Yang Zi-ying, Chao Yi-fen
    Creator of chronology table: Wu Yan-ru

    City University of Hong Kong
    Art planner: Jeffrey Shaw, Sarah Kenderdine
    Editor: Michael Gibb, Liang Zi-yi
  • ISBN: 978-957-562-791-1
  • Price: NT$860
  • Binding: softcover
  • Languages: Chinese and English
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On Sept. 19, 2017, the National Palace Museum (NPM) Southern Branch introduced the Wang Delu and the Tongan Ship Special Exhibition, in which a mixed media method was adopted to combine artifacts (e.g., artifacts in the collection of the NPM and Wang Delu's official robe (contributed by a religious organization run by his descendants)), a documentary, and new media art to explore Wang Delu's life, merits, and achievements. The exhibition catalogue of this special exhibition is divided into two parts comprising "artifacts" and "new media art." Regarding "artifacts," it refers to artifacts exhibited at the five sections of the exhibition (i.e., "Successful Defense of Tirosen County, Appointment as Imperial Envoy," "Sailing out to Sea, Dividing and Conquering," "Traversing the Taiwan Strait, Attack on Zhu Fen," "Obliterating Cai Qian, Rising Through the Ranks," and "Subjugation of Zhang Bing, Preparation for War in Penghu"), where the sections tell the story of how Wang Delu used his private funds to settle the rebellion stirred up by Lin Shuangwen at Tirosen County during Qianlong's reign and subsequently achieve the Qing court's recognition. During Jiaqing and Daoguang's reigns, Wang Delu continued his military service to the Qing, pacifying the rebellions initiated by Cai Qian, Zhu Fen, Zhang Bing, and Sheng Zhi. In Penghu, Wang Delu succumbed to illness and died. Concerning "new media art," it explores the curious position of the Tongan ship, which was used by government, civilians, criminals, and merchants alike. By using a combination of technologies including naked-eye 3D, Kinect motion sensing, augmented reality, and virtual reality, the exhibition actualizes the historical Tongan ship from multiple perspectives. Two new media art contributed by the City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum are also displayed. Wang Delu was a native of Taibao, Chiayi, is a well-known historical figure in Taiwanese history, and held the highest official position in the island of Taiwan during the Qing dynasty. By reading this exhibition catalogue, visitors can gain insight into the roles played by Chiayi and Chiayi people in maritime activities during the Qing dynasty as well as in Taiwanese history. This exhibition catalogue is a must-have for aficionados.

Wang Delu and the Tongan Ship
Wang Delu and the Tongan Ship