Japanese Colonial era

The start of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan in Japanese Colonial Time

1895 Treaty of Shimonoseki was signed. Taiwan no longer belonged to China, but Japan.

1896 The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan(later known as the south conference) was set up.

1897 Changhua Christian Hospital was founded.

1898 Pan Min-Chu became the first priest in southern Taiwan.

1903 “Formosa under Dutch’s Domination” was published by William Campbell .

1904 The Presbyterian Church in Taipei (later known as the north conference) was founded.

1912 The General Assembly of Presbyterian Church in Taiwan was established.

1913 “A Dictionary of Amopy Vernacular spoken throughout the prefectures of Chin-chiu, Chiang-chiu and Formosa” was published by William Campbell .

1915 Selai Temple Incident happened, in which many Taiwanese were killed by Japanese.

1916 Taiwanese translation of New Testament was published by Thomas Barclay.

1930 Wushe incident happened, in which many Taiwan aborigines were killed by Japanese .

The Setbacks of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan in Japanese Colonial Time (1930~1945)

1933 Priest Thomas Barclay published the vernacular translation of the Old Testament. In the same year, the Japanese began imperialist oppression on Presbyterian Church, forcing church members to worship Japanese Shrine.

1940 The North Assembly of Presbyterian Church in Taiwan was established. In the same year, Tainan God School was closed, and all foreign teachers were dispelled from Taiwan.

1941 Taiwan Church Bulletin stopped its publication. In the same year, the Pacific War broke out.

1942 “Taiwan Christian report” in Japanese was published in Taipei.

1943 The Japanese authorities forced the missionaries to brainwash people with Shinto (Japanese religion) ceremony, and organized "Taiwan-based Christian missionaries training organization " to support "the Great East Asia War."

1944 Japanese Christianity established mission organization in Taiwan.

1945 Before Japan was defeated, the Taipei God School was abolished. In the same year, Japan unconditionally surrendered and Taiwan returned to the ruling of China again.