Go to site main page,
China Resources main page.

Content created: 2012-03-22
File last modified:

decorative graphic

Administrative Officers of
Táiwān 台湾 Province
in the Qīng Dynasty

Go to chart of modern administrative units.

The following table shows the political organization of Taiwan in about 1894, after it had become a province but before it was ceded to Japan in 1895.

Indentation shows administrative subordination. Essentially, Taiwan province was divided into three "prefectures" (fǔ ), plus a directly administered eastern zone generally considered beyond the reach of civilized people.

The English terms are more or less conventional translations. Traditional characters are added in blue when they differ from the standard simplified character set (in red).

Mǐnzhè Zǒngdū 闽浙总督 / 閩浙總督 == Viceroy (Governor General) for Fújiàn, Táiwān, and Zhèjiāng Provinces

Principal Sources:
HUCKER, Charles O.
1985 A dictionary of official titles in imperial China. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Wáng Shí 王石鵬
1964 臺灣三字經 (Three-character classic for Taiwan). Táinán: Jīngwěi Shūjú 經緯書局.