This is a wordless picture book that uses simple and delicate black pen drawings as backdrop, as it guides readers through the landscape of Tainan.
A Sylayan girl and a modern little boy embark on a journey through ancient and modern times to explore the starting point of Taiwan's historical development - the ancient capital of Tainan.
Starting from the ancient Taijiang River, they walked all the way through the Cailiao River in the prehistoric period, the Silayan people of the Fusong culture, and the cities of Jeranja and Prominja in the Dutch era.
They played with Zuozhen people, participated in the hunting and night rituals of the Silayans, dressed up as Ming people to interact with the Dutch, and secretly watched Zheng Chenggong accept the Dutch surrender.
Follow in the footsteps of the little girl and boy, and walk through Tainan, which is the epitome of Taiwan’s historical development - observe how various omportant scenes in Taiwan's history unfold. What important landforms did they watch? Which corner of the map will the journey end? Only by opening the pages of the book and traveling with them can you truly feel the pulse of the land of Taiwan.
Sun Hsin Yu, award winning illustrator, masterfully blends the old and new cultures through her drawings in this gorgeous book.
Included with the book is a "Tainan Landscape Guide" booklet.
Hardcover | 44 pages | 23.3 x 25.7 cm