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Xiyu History Chronicles

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Xiyu Township Office, Penghu County
Xiyu History Chronicles
Xiyu is the shield of Penghu, says “The Panorama of Taiwan History”, “Ever since the Three Kingdoms Period, Chinese people have passed by the island during the Sui and Tang dynasties, and by the Yuan dynasty, a government inspection division (xunjiansi)was established by Jinjiang County, Quanzhou, and “Xiyutou (西嶼頭)” was under its provision. 

 In the old days, when boats passing by Penghu, they must tour along our island. Due to the strong currents and sea waves in the west ocean, they must tour to Xiyutou, anchor at Neiansha Wan, worship Guanyin and Matsu and pray for a peaceful voyage and the route with calm water before they sail to Magong Harbor, or divert to Taiwan. In ancient times, our island was a stopover point between mainland China and Taiwan. 

After Taiwan’s restoration, the administrative officer of Taiwan Province announced  “The Regulation of County and Provincial City of Taiwan Province (臺灣省縣政府及省轄市組織規程)”, whereby each County is divided into townships, villages, and neighborhoods, and villages are divided by numbered neighborhoods. In the initial stage, there were eight villages: Heheng Village (Hejie Village, Heng Jiao), Zhuwan Village (Zhugao Wan, Xiaomen), Daer Village ( Dachi Jiao, Erkan), Chitung Village, Chixi Village (Xiaochi Jiao is divided into two villages), Chima Village (Jima Wan), Neian Village, Waian Village (Waian). With the Oath of Citizen in January of the 35thyear of the ROC era, the Villager Assembly was established. In 1940, , the Taiwan Province Government announced the “Guideline of Local Autonomous of County of Taiwan Province (臺灣省各縣市實施地方自治綱要)”, and Local Elections have been implemented ever since until now.  Although the Elections Act has been amended for several times, (11 times by 1985), only Xiyu village, a nature settlement with clear boundary and in the neighborhood of nature environment, has few changes in the past and present. Xiaomen was an outlying island, and named Dingzimen Yu. In 1983, a cross-ocean bridge was constructed by the Provincial Chairman Lee Teng-hui, and made administrative complete with non-stop, convenient traffic.