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About the Exhibit

The Executive Yuan is Taiwan’s central hub for making national policies; changes in its organization and function reflect the trajectory of the nation’s political and economic progress. To help the public understand the history of the Executive Yuan, an exhibit showcasing special collections and historical documents has been set up.

The exhibit is divided into five sections: History Gallery, Architecture of the Executive Yuan, Premiers of the Republic of China, Special Collections and Interactive Multimedia. Photographs, documents, historical items, explanatory text, a guide system and video showings help visitors retrace the path of the country’s development.

Exhibitions

History Gallery
The photographs in this section show the activities of different premiers and recount the struggles and triumphs of the ROC government.

  • Premier Chiang Ching-kuo inspects construction of the North-South Freeway, known now as the Sun Yat-sen Freeway. (1974)

    Premier Chiang Ching-kuo inspects construction of the North-South Freeway, known now as the Sun Yat-sen Freeway. (1974)

  • At a Cabinet meeting, Premier Sun Yun-suan issues a solemn statement regarding the severance of ROC-U.S. diplomatic relations. (1979)

    At a Cabinet meeting, Premier Sun Yun-suan issues a solemn statement regarding the severance of ROC-U.S. diplomatic relations. (1979)

  • Premier Chang Chun-hsiung hosts a tea event celebrating Taiwan's accession to the World Trade Organization. (2002)

    Premier Chang Chun-hsiung hosts a tea event celebrating Taiwan's accession to the World Trade Organization. (2002)

  • Premier Wu Den-yih receives representatives of the European Parliament after the EU grants Taiwan visa-waiver privileges. (2011)

    Premier Wu Den-yih receives representatives of the European Parliament after the EU grants Taiwan visa-waiver privileges. (2011)

  • Premier Jiang Yi-huah speaks at a press conference promoting the free economic pilot zones program.(2013)

    Premier Jiang Yi-huah speaks at a press conference promoting the free economic pilot zones program.(2013)

Architecture of the Executive Yuan
The architectural models displayed in this section depict the architectural history of the Executive Yuan’s central building, constructed during the Japanese colonial era and later designated as a national historic site.


Architecture of the Executive Yuan

The site of the Executive Yuan was originally occupied during Japanese colonialism by the Taipei city administrative office, which operated in the Huashan Elementary School. In 1937, work began to convert the office into today's Executive Yuan central building.

Source: Taipei City Archives
Premiers of the Republic of China
Appointed by the president, the premier oversees affairs of the Executive Yuan while supervising its subordinate organs. The premier also convenes regular meetings of the Executive Yuan Council (or Cabinet) to make decisions on major national policies. This section contains historical items, documents and manuscripts that highlight each premier's achievements and contributions to national development.


Premiers of the Republic of China
Special Collections
This section showcases special gifts and beautiful artwork presented to premiers by visiting dignitaries.


Special Collections
Interactive Multimedia
The Executive Yuan History Exhibit Guide System in this section introduces visitors to the achievements of past and present premiers, the evolution of the organization, and the architectural history of the building. Regular video showings and explanatory displays also provide a comprehensive overview of the history of the Executive Yuan.


Interactive Multimedia