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【Staying in Taiwan-Family Embracing Time Kaohsiung Land, Navy and Air Force Military Village Cultural Travel】
The last event of the series will be on next Friday, November 11th!

Activity Information
“Kaohsiung Military Dependents’ Village Trilogy: A Collection of Essays on Women’s Video Writing in Hou Shuzi’s Dependents’ Village” Lecture

  • Location: No. 3, Lequn Village (No. 3, Lequn Road, Gangshan District, Kaohsiung City)
  • Time: 11/11 (Fri) ​ 14:00-16:00
  • Lecturer: 侯淑姿
  • Registration:
  • Fee: Free

In the lecture of “Trilogy of Kaohsiung Military Dependents’ Village: Hou Shuzi’s Discussion on Women’s Video Writing in the Dependents’ Village”, the author of the book, Ms. Hou Shuzi, is specially invited to share the content of the book and her story of using photography and art to record the culture of the Dependents’ Village.

Ms. Hou Shuzi is not only an associate professor of the Department of Crafts and Creative Design at National Kaohsiung University, but also an artist.
In 2009, Mr. Hou entered the Dependents’ Village in Zuoying, Kaohsiung, and forged an indissoluble bond with the Dependents’ Village in Kaohsiung. What followed was an interweaving process of research and investigation, rescue operations, and filming and creation that lasted eight years. Through the camera lens and pressing the shutter, she presented the life course of the dependents in the village, leaving images and memories for the history of the military dependents.

The creation of “Kaohsiung Military Dependents’ Village Trilogy” began with the first part “We Meet Here” (2010-2013), focusing on the inspirational new village, Fuxing New Village, Chongshi New Village and Self-help New Village in Zuoying, Kaohsiung. People and scenery after the demolition; followed by a two-part “The Long Days Will End” (2015) themed on Huangpu New Village, Fengshan, Kaohsiung; The trilogy “Where is the Township” (2010-2017) focuses on the female diaspora video narrative of the post-war military immigrants in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, facing the drastic changes in their families.
Hou Shuzi attempted to discuss the three different fates of the Kaohsiung Military Dependents Village at the end of the family reform (disappeared, unable to return, and struggling to survive), and wrote Zuoying through the dictation of the interviewees of the Kaohsiung Military Dependents Village and her own notes on the dramatic changes in the Dependents Village The last figure with Fengshan Village.

After experiencing the culture of military dependents’ villages across the country, and studying in military dependents’ villages in Kaohsiung, I finally invite everyone to come and understand another aspect of military dependents’ villages. This time, Mr. Hou focused on the women in dependent villages who were placed outside the official history, and narrated that their dedication and sacrifice were silent in the great era, but they experienced wars and escapes, took root, reproduced, and were forced to relocate ( or choose to stay), life closely linked to the fate of the military dependent village and other issues.


If you have any questions about the event, please contact:
Phone: (07) 392-4759,Ms. Wang, Gangshan Military Village Cultural Association
Service hours: Monday to Friday 09:30~12:00; 13:30~18:00
Email: [email protected]