Thursday, March 17, 2011

A grave as big as a house

Spotted during my recent drive through Pingtung County, this ornate but slightly tattered grave of a physician surnamed Chang (張) who died in March 1958, and his wife. During the Japanese colonial era and for some decades afterwards, medical doctors were considered the elite of society, partly because senior government posts were reserved for Japanese (until 1945) or mainlanders (until the 1970s, at least).

The grave is located just south of the town of Wandan (萬丹).

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