History since 1945

In 1945, the National Government of the Republic of China took back Kulangsu. Then, the multicultural prosperity was resumed to some extent. In 1949, the People's Republic of China was founded. With the reform of the social system, Kulangsu entered a new development period. The population structure was greatly changed. Instead of building villas and western-style houses, which had been the ...

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A world-class tourist destination

As a well-known tourism destination for visitors in and outside China, Kulangsu enjoys many titles as a great resort. In 2007, Kulangsu was recognized by The National Committee for Quality Evaluation of Tourist Attractions as “AAAAA National Tourist Attraction”. More and more tourists are coming to Kulangsu in recent years due to convenient transportation means around. Kulangsu management au...

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Integration of diverse cultures

With the continuous increase of both local and foreign residents, Kulangsu began to face great pressure from infrastructure construction and maintenance as well as security management. On the other hand, the increasingly rising Japan had been seeking for more benefits from Kulangsu, while other powers hoped that there would be a reasonable mode to maintain the balance. In 1902, related Chinese ...

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Communication with foreign cultures

In the middle of the 19th century, the global development entered the second stage, when the western industrial countries represented by the Britain and France showed fast increasing demand for expansion to global capital markets. With the enhanced transnational and transboundary flow of commodities, people and capitals all over the world, the cultures and civilizations of different countries a...

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Development of local culture

Kulangsu had been a desolate island named “Yuanshazhou (Round Sandbank)” or “Yuanzhouzi (Round Bank)” covered by lush grass. It is said that, in late Song Dynasty and early Yuan dynasty, some fishermen, whose family name was Li, had built their houses and settled on the northwest of the island, giving the name of this place as “Li Cuo Ao”. Since then, the island had experienced a comparatively ...

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