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Introduction

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Introduction for PHD

The program recruits and manages three historical demography databases: Taiwan Historical Household Registers Database (THHRD), Taiwan Historical Census Database (THCD), Taiwan Historical Classification of Occupations Database (THISCO). The program aims to help local and international historical demography studies, promote the future historical demography studies in Taiwan. 

The program originated in 1982 by Professor Arthur Wolf, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, USA, and researcher Zhuang Yingzhang, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Prof. Arthur Wolf found that Taiwan Japanese ruling government had created and completed a very comprehensive household registers system in Taiwan in 1906-1945. In 1985 Prof. Arthur Wolf worked with computer center of Academia Sinica to establish the Taiwan Historical Household Registers Database (THHRD) while he visited there for one year, and entered the household registered archives into the THHRD which were first collected by Prof. Zhuang Yingzhang in north Hsinchu. 

Taiwan Historical Household Registers Database (THHRD) is supported by the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Center of the Academia Sinica today. An operation committee assembled by domestic scholars lead the THHRD operation. By the end of 2018, the THHRD contents of the three field sites of Hsinchu Zhubei, Hsinchu Emei and Hsinchu Beipu have been opened to academy.

Taiwan Historical Census Database (THCD) is processed in 2000. Besides the household registers system, Taiwan Japanese ruling government completed seven very detail census surveys between 1906 to 1945. 

Taiwan Historical  International Classification of Occupations Database (THISCO)

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