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Chien Mu House 錢穆故居

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Saturday:09:00 - 17:00




The Sushu Building is a former residence of Mr. Ch’ien Mu, a prominent figure in contemporary Chinese literature. In 1967, Mr. Ch’ien built this house in Waishuangxi and named it after the Wuxi (China) family estate where his mother lived. At the Ch’ien Mu House, every detail of the garden, such as the footpath lined with maple trees and rows of bamboo, is a result of years of tireless horticultural efforts by Mrs. Ch’ien.

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

Opening Hours

Sunday09:00 - 17:00
MondayOff day
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00


[Important Information for Visitors]
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.

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets


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