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Yin Hai-Kuang's Residence 殷海光故居

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Friday:13:00 - 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

Sunday Off day
Monday Off day
Tuesday 11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00
Thursday 11:00 - 17:00
Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00


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

Services & Facilities

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Nearby MRT

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  • F2371SPac

    Hong Kong, China

    My hubby enjoyed the visit.


    My hubby read lots of his books. When he visited his house, he felt the connection. The video was informative and easy for me to understand. We also made a donation and hope more people will appreciate his ideas and thoughts.
  • PhyPie

    A representative of liberalism during the martial law period in Taiwan


    Former residence of Yin Haiguang, professor of philosophy at Taiwan University. Mr. Yin Haiguang is a representative of liberalism during the martial law period in Taiwan and is also a representative of the scholars suppressed by the Kuomintang regime. The house is a Japanese-style wooden building. The exterior has been painted in Taiwan-style blue-green, located in the quiet corner of Wenzhou Street.
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    Budapest, Hungría



  • WangW285

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    En pareja



    静かな雰囲気とシンプルな宿泊施設。 1950年代のリベラリズムの指導者の味を賞賛するにふさわしい場所。 陰Haiguangの旧居 知識と哲学の志雪年、ジンシは清華大学を支援し、 党の徐陽中央委員会は、ペンを書き、政治問題についてコメントした。 台湾のDazheは新しい人生を開き、スローガン 元住居はジレンマにあり、同伴者は瞑想ではありません。

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