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Apr 22,2021
Most of residents in South Four Islands in general came from Fujian. Among them, most of them were from Kinmen. Their migration processes was similar to the exploring history of Fujian immigrants to Penghu islands. Starting from the Empire Young-Li period in Ming dynasty, Kinmen people form Tong-an, Quanzhou, Fujian county, began to immigrate to Dashan island (main island of Penghu islands) as the their first choice for settlement near the end of 16th century. This is because this island was larger in area and was filled with much more water resources than others. After then, immigrants from Zhangzhou were mainly gathering on the Beishan island (Baisha island). Those islands including Wang-an, Qimei islands etc., located south to Penghu islands were the main islands for those late immigrants. It is suggested that South Four Islands were some of these islands for immigrants from Fujian.    One by one, the ancestors from the other side of sea had reached these islands by small wooden boats   Due to the much more remote location of South Four islands, most of residents were not immigrated from their hometown at first instead from these islands such as Wang-an, Jangi and Qimei island. The ancestors of these islands had settled down for a long period of time before some of their children started to immigrate to South Four islands. Most of them were form Wang-an island. There were some exceptions such as Zhu Family in Dongyuping from Qimei islands and Zhu Family in Qimei islands from Wang-an island. Based on the family history, it is clearly that Zhu Family was the third immigrant from Wang-an island. According to the oral history from grandchildren of Zhu Family, two families in different islands have communicated with each other after World War II, even though they are separated by an open ocean.   Dong-Hwa grocery store was started and run by Zhu Family in Dongyuping. It is quite interesting in the composition of store name. The name was composed with the word “Dong” in the name of Dongyuping and the word “Hwa” from the name of the oldest daughter Zhu, Meng Hui. It not only symbolized the land where store was set up but also indicated the close bond among families. The lady in the photo is Miss Zhu, Meng Hui.   There were many people who had settled down in South Four islands from other islands. However, were there any opposite cases? Yes, there were. Mr. Lin, Zhengzu who came from Quanzhou, Jinjiang County had settled down on Dongji island at first. He was forced to leave for Wang-an island due to the declaration from Qing dynasty announcing that Dongji islands was the forbidden islands which no one was allowed to settle down. He, however, moved back to Dongji again later. In Japanese occupation period, Hsu Family and Zhong Family who had immigrated to Xiji island were also the second immigration from Dongji island.

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A:According to the studies and the suggestions from many professionals, the marine ecology around Dongsha island had been damaged by the illegal fishing, and the reefs and biology inside the atoll was lost about 70% to 90%. Because Dongsha island belongs to the military control zone, it does not have enough tourist facilities. In 2004, the Executive Yuan approved “the Dongsha Atoll National Park Project.” The priority of the project is to restore and conserve the marine ecology in Dongsha area, and then to evaluate the possibility for the eco-tour and environmental education in the future. The Dongsha Atoll National Park is not open for the tourism currently due to the ecological studies, environmental restoration and safety management in the Dongsha area.
A:The design of the logo is based of the letter M, and the Chinese calligraphic texture is applied to represent the waves of the ocean. It also symbolizes the energy of the marine ecology with the visual contrast between light blue and white. A pattern blends in the water colour also represents a rich oceanic resource.
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