Yujing District

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Coordinates: 23°07′N 120°28′E / 23.117°N 120.467°E / 23.117; 120.467

Yujing District in Tainan City
Yujing District

Yujing District (Chinese: 玉井; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gio̍k-chéⁿ) is a rural district in eastern Tainan, Taiwan. It is famous for its cultivation of mangoes.[1]

After a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit southern Taiwan in March 2010, pillars were severely damaged at Yujing Junior High School forcing school officials to cancel some classes.[2]

History[edit]

Yujing is likely the site of Tevorang (大武壟), a former political unit of the Taiwanese aborigines.[3] The name has also been spelled Tefurang, Tefurangh, Tevoran, Tevourang, and Devoran.[4] Tevorang was one of nine villages that joined in warfare against the people of Favorlang (modern-day Huwei, Yunlin).

During the Kingdom of Tungning, members of the Siraya people from the Tavocan area (modern-day Xinhua) moved to this area due to conflicts with Han Chinese.

The Tapani Incident of 1915 was one of the largest armed uprisings by Taiwanese Han and aboriginals against Japanese rule in Taiwan.

In 1920, the name was changed from Tapani (噍吧哖) to Tamai (玉井) and administratively was called Tamai Village, Shinka District (新化郡), Tainan Prefecture. During Japanese rule Tamai produced abundant sugar.

In the 1960s, with government promotion, the name "Yujing" became almost synonymous with "mangos".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Derek (2004-12-09). "The Southern Cross-Island Highway is ideal for excursions at all times of the year. Hit the road". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  2. ^ Shan, Shelley; Loa, Iok-sin (2010-03-05). "MORNING JOLT: The temblor, with a strength equivalent to two atomic bombs, disrupted train and MRT services and caused damage to some structures in the south". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  3. ^ Andrade, Tonio (2005). "Chapter 3: Pax Hollandica". How Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century. Columbia University Press. 
  4. ^ Campbell, William (1903). "Explanatory Notes". Formosa under the Dutch: described from contemporary records, with explanatory notes and a bibliography of the island. London: Kegan Paul. OCLC 644323041. 
  5. ^ http://web1.tainan.gov.tw/NewEnglish/CP/12376/Yujing-1.aspx

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