This paper investigates a seemingly impossible relation between what we have called middle city and agricultural life in Taiwan. Examining middle city on a reginal scale, we find a spatial configuration that represents a unique way of urban-rural connection. This spatial legacy from the agrarian past provides clues to an understanding of the current urban question and the future of the city life. We began our study with a newly emergent farmers' market in the Yuanlin township at the roadsides of a particular street. The dynamism of a new street life in the evolving market brings us to observe the urban-rural reconnection in this area and its special effect on the city life. The observation also leads to rethinking the future of the city in terms of the revitalization of a regional agricultural life.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Middle City Development and Urban-rural Reconfiguration|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Pages (from-to)||123 - 146|
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||文化研究 Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies|
|State||Published - 1 Mar 2016|