||Since the study of the history of Taiwan has been in prosperity, a large number of historical texts have been newly translated and interpreted, thus gaining more importance. These texts can be categorized as classical volumes of the history of Taiwan. "Classical volumes" is a term that sounds serious-or rather frightening. But there have been existent a lot of other written resources-interesting and meaningful--exhibiting the vivid image of the people, geography, folk stories and the transition of time available in Taiwan for the past hundreds of years. This course focuses on these particular materials concerning the history of Taiwan-through the discussion of which, the history of Taiwan can be better understood.