Wanda Community

Wanda Community in Ren'ai Township, Nantou County, is located at the foothills of the northwest of Mount Wanda, 2 km away from the west side where Wanda Stream and Zhuoshui Stream converge. It was originally the land of the Atayal tribe of the Wanda Group. Later in the middle of the Japanese occupation period, due to the construction of the Wanda Reservoir, power plant employees began to move into the area. Now it is the staff dormitory of Wanda Power Plant, and there are also indigenous people living there. The Wushe Kashe Historic Trail that was built during the Japanese occupation also passes through here.

Wushe (Musha)

The Wushe Kashe Historic Trail runs through Ren’ai Township and Xinyi Township in Nantou County, with a total length of about 60 km. The trail is made up of two trails, the Wanda Wushe Trail and Wanda Kashe Trail, which passes through the traditional territories of the Sediq and Bunun. In fact, the Wushe Kashe Historic Trail was the first Lifan road (Indigene management route) to be studied, because there are important Qubing archaeological sites along the way, and it is possible to understand the footprints of prehistoric populations, which has considerable academic value and indicator significance.



Wushe, located in Ren'ai Township, Nantou County, sits above the terrace on the west bank of the upper Meixi creek at an altitude of 1,148 meters. It is the intersection of three historic trails: Nenggao Traversing Historic Trail, Hehuan Traversing Historic Trail and Pyanan Historic Trail. It is also the hub of the Aiyong Boundary and has been vigorously constructed by the Governor-General in Taiwan, with administrative agencies, trade companies, hotels, and so on.

In the past, Wushe was not inhabited locally. The Zhuo group of the Bunun tribe called it Ish-Tibuo, which means the northern tribe. During the Qing period, the Han people used Hoklo language to transliterate it to Zhiwushe. Later, it got referred to as Wushe. In the post-war period, the National Government established the township office on Yingtai next to Wushe main street. Today, the residents are mostly Han Chinese.



Renzhiguan, located between Daguan Bridge and Ren'ai Bridge on Provincial Highway 14, was a gate that was set up during the Qing period to prohibit the Han people from entering the area and to prevent the Han immigrants from having conflicts with the Sediq tribe. However, in the early days of the Japanese occupation, the Governor-General in Taiwan launched a series of large-scale battles against the Sediq tribe in the Wushe area. Both sides suffered heavy losses. Later, the Japanese implemented the strategy of ruling indigenous peoples by their own kind and successfully broke through the defense line. In 1908, police officials were stationed in Wushe, and they devoted all their efforts to build Wushe into a model indigenous society.