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Yin Hai-Kuang's Residence 殷海光故居

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Tuesday:11:00 - 17:00




The Dr. Yin Hai-Kwong Residence was completed in 1945 in Alley 16, Lane 18, Wenzhou St., a neighborhood designated by Taihoku Imperial University (present-day National Taiwan University, or NTU) during the Japanese colonial. They were intended for professors’ dormitories, and nestled in a kind of lushness that was unique to academia.

After relocating from mainland China in 1949, Dr. Yin Hai-Kwong taught philosophy at Taihoku Imperial University while contributing articles of political criticism to the Free China Journal. As a man who would rather die a critic than live muted, Dr. Yin was a warrior fighting with a pen despite the rigorous censorship. He stood up bravely against the then-authoritarian regime with unbridled political criticism, exerting a strong influence on Taiwan’s progress toward democracy, as an iconic figure in the history of Chinese liberalism.

The residence is a one-story, Japanese-style wooden structure built on a triangular base, adjacent to the other dormitories. In May 2003, the Taipei City Government designated it as a historic site that housed a significant collection of cultural assets. The Dr. Yin Hai-Kwong Foundation in November 2008 took over the operation and maintenance of the residence, recently serving as a facility for NTU’s outdoor education activities.


Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers Public Art
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 1-1, Alley 16, Lane 18, Wenzhou St., Da'an Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

SundayOff day
MondayOff day
Tuesday11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday13:00 - 17:00
Thursday11:00 - 17:00
Friday13:00 - 17:00
Saturday11:00 - 17:00


Guided tours are offered by the Dr. Yin Hai-Kwong Foundation; for groups, please make reservations 5 days in advance.

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

G Songshan-Xindian Line Taipower Building

G Songshan-Xindian Line Guting

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