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Description of the exhibit

A constitution is the basic law of a nation. It sets out the government's organizational framework and its operating principles, and defines the rights and obligations of the people. How was the ROC Constitution enacted? How has it been implemented? What does the enactment and implementation of this Cconstitution tell us about the course of ROC history over the past 70 years? What does it say about the thinking of citizens regarding constitutional government, and about their political beliefs?

Academia Historica's holdings include original copies of the "Constitution of the Republic of China," the "Provisional Constitution for the Period of Political Tutelage of the Republic of China," the "Japanese Instrument of Surrender," and the "Documents Pertaining to Acceptance of the Japanese Surrender by the Republic of China," all of which were declared National Treasures in 2016 in accordance with the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act. To familiarize the public with these valuable documents, this exhibit on the ROC Constitution will focus on three key themes—enactment of the Constitution; implementation of the Constitution; and the restoration of records and artifacts. It will make use of historical archives, documents , artifacts, photos, and film clips to narrate the stories connected with the exhibit items, especially as they relate to the enactment and implementation of our Constitution. In addition, we have prepared short videos to afford visitors a better understanding of the quality , structure, and state of preservation of the precious items currently stored at Academia Historica.