Motive for the Research

Presbyterian church founded the first Western hospital, the first all girls’ school, and the first school for the Blinds in Taiwan. Introducing the first western printing press, and establishing the first newspaper in Taiwan, it has close relation to Taiwan’s history.

Presbyterian Church had conflicts, cooperation, consecration, or even people sacrifices with Taiwan rulers in different eras. Liu Yuan Church experienced the largest earthquake in Taiwan in a century but still stands firmly. Therefore, by researching the first Presbyterian church in our city--Liu Yuan Church, we can study the history more deeply than the textbooks, and also understand Presbyterian church, which influence greatly the development of Taiwanese.