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Taisi, Yunlin

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Taisi Township (), is a rural township in Yunlin County, Taiwan, lying to the west of Dongshi, south of Mailiao and north of Sihu, and including a section of coastline on the Taiwan Strait. History The town was formerly called Haikou (, meaning "seaport" or "river mouth"), a direct toponym describing the town's location at the end of the Huwei River where the river empties into the ocean. In 1941, the town was renamed Taisi. The reason for this name change was due to a perceived national shortcoming: in Taiwan, there existed four cities called Taipei (, literally "Taiwan-North"), Taichung (, "Taiwan-Middle"), Taitung (, "Taiwan-East"), and Tainan (, "Taiwan-South"), but there was no place called Taisi (, "Taiwan-West"). To fill this gap in Taiwan's place naming system, the town, which is located at the approximate middle of Taiwan's west coast, was renamed Taisi. Taisi was first settled by Han Chinese in the Kangxi era of the Qing Dynasty and gradually flourished through th
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