The Formation and Development of the South and North Dual-Nucleus Economic Areas in Taiwan around the Port Opening(1851-1895)
In 1860, Taiwan was opened to be an international trading port, and being formally absorbed into the world economic system, then formed two regional economic zones, which taking the treaty ports, Anping, Dagou, and Danshui as southern and northern nucleus respectively, their outer linking net varied dramatically. The new changes generated great influences on all regions in Taiwan, and created the reformation of economic regions with more and more intimate international trade, then formed a dual structure that is not only affiliating but independent. Simultaneously, port cities in Taiwan found two types, treaty port cities and traditional port cites. In 1870,the north ports' trading values surpassed south ports, and became the trading and political center in whole Taiwan.The professionalization of Southern and Northern products promoted the long-distance voyage and trading communications in different regions become more frequent. In result, western banks set branches there, which provided abundant investment and brought financial system and techniques, trading scale increased greatly, trading net expanded drastically and broke through the Chinese coastal trading circle, which took Fujian as the center, and expanded into the whole word, and promoted modernization of Taiwan economy, also pulled the dissolution of Houshan's detains, the formation of dominions of whole Taiwan and political modernization.
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