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
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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Only for those very interested in the history of ChinaYes, 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.
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