Shihlin Paper Mill

The Shihlin Paper Mill (Chinese: 士林紙廠; pinyin: Shìlín Zhǐ Chǎng) is a historical paper mill in Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan.

Shihlin Paper Mill
士林紙廠
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The mill in 2013
Paper mill
Current statusClosed
LocationShilin, Taipei, Taiwan
Coordinates25°5′29.6″N 121°31′22.5″E / 25.091556°N 121.522917°E / 25.091556; 121.522917Coordinates: 25°5′29.6″N 121°31′22.5″E / 25.091556°N 121.522917°E / 25.091556; 121.522917
Construction
Completed1919

HistoryEdit

Empire of JapanEdit

In 1918, while Taiwan was under Japanese rule, the plan to establish a paper mill was initiated by Japanese merchants. In 1919, the paper mill was established under the corporation name Taiwan Paper K.K. which became the first paper mill in Taiwan.

Republic of ChinaEdit

After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China, the government took over the paper mill with the other four mills around Taiwan. They merged them into the Taiwan Paper Corporation which then became a state-owned enterprise under the Ministry of Economic Affairs. At the end of 1954, the corporation was privatized and renamed Taiwan Paper Co., Ltd.; subsequently, the mill was renamed Shihlin Mill of Taiwan Paper Co., Ltd. In 1954, Taiwan Paper Corporation was divided into several parts and managed separately. Shihlin Mill was acquired by the private sector. In 1959, the mill was renamed Shihlin Paper Co., Ltd. In 1998, in order to accommodate the expansion of urban development throughout the Shilin area, the production center of the mill was moved to Taoyuan County. In 2003, the mill and its related lands and buildings were transferred to its subsidiary Sunshine Shihlin Development Co., Ltd. for redevelopment.[1]

TransportationEdit

The mill is accessible within walking distance southwest of Shilin Station of Taipei Metro.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History". Shihlin Paper Co., Ltd. Retrieved 14 August 2017.