Research Division
National Museum of History
Taipei, Taiwan


National Consciousness and Knowledge Production in Museums: A Case Study of the Five-Thousand-Year History and Culture of China Exhibition held by the National Museum of History, Taipei, in 1956


The National Museum of History was established in Taipei in 1955 on the orders of the KMT government, and after the Second World War and produced the exhibition The Five-Thousand-Year History and Culture of China. This article aims to take the exhibition as an example to show how the Museum created displays through the methods of knowledge production and was able to inform and influence the Taiwanese people in the 1950s.

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