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Chien Mu House 錢穆故居

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Saturday:09:00 - 17:00




The Sushu Building is a former residence of Mr. Ch’ien Mu, a prominent figure in contemporary Chinese literature. In 1967, Mr. Ch’ien built this house in Waishuangxi and named it after the Wuxi (China) family estate where his mother lived. At the Ch’ien Mu House, every detail of the garden, such as the footpath lined with maple trees and rows of bamboo, is a result of years of tireless horticultural efforts by Mrs. Ch’ien.

Mr. Ch’ien was constantly giving lectures in Taiwan and has attracted a loyal group of followers, including college professors, who have visited the Sushu Building for 20 consecutive years along with their students on outings. An empowering and charismatic speaker, Mr. Ch’ien impressed his ever-packed audience with the amazing nuances of Chinese culture.

A few months after moving out of his 22-year residence at age 96, Mr. Ch’ien died; the Sushu Building was left untended for years until it was reopened on Jan. 6, 1992 by the Taipei Public Library as a memorial hall. It was then renovated by the city government in 2001. Taipei City’s Department of Cultural Affairs renamed Sushu Building on Dec. 31, 2001 as “The Ch’ien Mu House” and handed it over to Soochow University for management. It was succeeded by the Taipei Municipal University of Education on Jan. 1, 2011.


Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 72, Linxi Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday Off day
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00


[Important Information for Visitors]
1. The House offers free admission to all visitors; 2. Smoking, food/beverages, running, pets and hazardous items are strictly forbidden in the House, and visitors must keep the noise down when in the premises; visitors shall follow the guidance and keep the premises in order and clean; 3. Visitors shall be careful with all exhibited items; compensation will be claimed for any damage caused to items of the House or its facilities; 4. Children below 10 years of age shall be accompanied by an adult; 5. Without permission, picture-taking and cameras are prohibited in the house.

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  • RaymondHua

    Vancouver, Canadá

    Only for those very interested in the history of China


    Yes, I suppose my title spells out its main limitation: Only for those very interested in the history of China. However for those people, this is indeed an important gem. I think nobody who studies Chinese history seriously (or even not-so-seriously) would say that he/she has not heard of Chine Mu before. Chine Mu was and is an important scholar. Besides the house, there are other Chine Mu items in display. Unfortunately the house is not air conditioned. In hot weather, the temperature would be a distraction to the appreciation of museum. Besides the items displayed should, in my opinion, be maintained under a cooler temperature to made them last.
  • LightPacker802307

    Taipéi, Taiwán

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    En solitario



    位於士林區臨溪路72號的錢穆故居,是在東吳大學外雙溪的校園內,參觀時剛剛好有講師在講課,課堂上有好多學生聆聽,並很認真做筆記。素書樓這處所非常清幽寧靜,儒學涵養甚鉅。錢穆大師是位非常有涵養學問的國學大師,展覽錢穆大師的書房,客廳,臥室,走在庭院內,會聞到桂花及竹林的香氣 ,舒適愉悅。
  • David1895

    Taipéi, Taiwán

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos



    錢穆,過去一代國學大師,住在台灣的居所。進入素書樓大門後,沿著階梯往上走,兩旁植栽都是楓葉,更讓我驚豔的是,在東吳大學校園內,怎麼還有這麼特別的一個地方。館內有過去穆先生所使用的手稿、物件,另外還有他生活起居的介紹,挺特別的! 若是對於中國文化、歷史有興趣的人,可以在這裡預約導覽,導覽結束後,在庭院曬曬太陽,倘若天氣晴朗,是一個很舒服的地方。
  • Alan L

    Taipéi, Taiwán

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    En solitario




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