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(中正紀念堂) Chaing Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei City, Taiwan (1980)

Artist/Designer: Cho-cheng Yang

Project Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Figure 1: Image of the front view of the Chiang Kai-shek hall from the national flag pole inside the square.
Figure 2: Image of stone carved motif depicted on the side of stair case leading up to the Memorial Hall.
Figure 3: Image of ceiling inside Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall depicting the motif used on the Taiwanese flag.
Figure 4: Image of sculpture commemorating Chiang Kai-shek inside the memorial hall.
Figure 5: Image of marble scripture beneath the statue depicting Chiang Kai-shek inside the memorial hall.
Figure 6: Image of roof tile fresco from underneath used on the two accompanying halls by the side of Chaing Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
Figure 7: Image of one of the two accompanying halls by the side of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
Figure 8: Image of front view of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall with full stair case leading up to the memorial hall.
Figure 9: Site map of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. ( Source | Accessed : February 8, 2024 | Photographer: National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall )
Figure 10: Liberty Square at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall


Primary Material(s):
Stone, Metal, Wood, Paint, Fresco, Stone: Marble

Exhibition, Concert Hall, Cultural Center

Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
20th Century, 1980

Additional Information:
Significant Date(s):
April 5 1975 - Chang Kai Shek President passes away
1980 - Chang Kai Shek Memorial Hall was new construction completed
2007 - Chang Kai Shek Memorial Hall was renamed as National Taiwan Democracy Memorial Hall
2007 - Characters “Impartial and Righteous” was altered to “Liberty Square” on arch way
2008 - Exhibition "Doors Open to Democracy, Wind of Freedom Blows” was held at Hall
2009 - The name of the Hall was restored as Chang Kai Shek Memorial Hall again

Additional Information:
Publication/Texts in Print:
Lee, Shwu-Ting. "Context sensitive interior design for complex public buildings: a case study based on Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport Terminal One." PhD diss., Faculty of Design, Swinburne University of Technology, 2008.
Matten, Marc Andre. "3. The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei: A Contested Place of Memory." In Places of Memory in Modern China, pp. 51-89. Brill, 2012.
Musgrove, Charles D. "Taking back space: The Chiang Kai-shek memorial hall and Taiwan's democratization." Twentieth-Century China 42, no. 3 (2017): 297-316.

Building Location:
No. 21 Zongshan S. Road., Zongzeng District., Taipei City, Taiwan

Supporting Designers/Staff:

Taipei, Taiwan, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Chaing Kai-shek

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