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 and foreign stakeholders signed the Land Regulations for the Settlement of Kulangsu, Amoy. In 1903, the Kulangsu Municipal Council was established, and a public settlement management system was established to allow representatives of foreigners and Chinese people at the Kulangsu Island to participate in the management of the international settlement. Since then, Kulangsu had entered the second stage for modernization. Chinese people at the Kulangsu Island to participate in the management of the public settlements. Since then, Kulangsu had entered the second stage of modernization. From 1903, when Kulangsu Municipal Council was established, to 1941, when the Pacific War broke out, Kulangsu experienced a period for in-depth collision, exchange and integration of diversified cultures, and had a peak development. The achievements made during their period composed the major part of the current heritage of settlement culture on the island.…

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