In this photograph, we see the distinct juxtaposition between tradition and modernity. In the foreground we see a tradition-rich Chinese temple, seemingly lost in a group of overgrown trees. In the background we see the city of Changhua represented by the cluster of buildings. This stark contrast seen this photograph reminds all of us of the shrinkage of natural space in our world due to population growth. This photograph was taken at Baguashan near Changhua, Taiwan, the site of the largest battle ever fought on Taiwanese soil in 1895. It was the pivotal battle of the Japanese invasion of Taiwan.

Chris Horng

University of California, Irvine

United States of America 

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