"Chiangmei" refers to Chiang-Mei Village in Paisha (Baisha) Township, Penghu County in the Taiwan Strait. There used to be a Vietnamese refugee camp in Chiangmei, the longest-operated refugee camp in Taiwan, with an operation period of nearly ten years (1979-1988). However, the life experiences of Vietnamese and Vietnamese-Chinese refugees there do not exist in contemporary Taiwan's history. They are Indochinese refugees forgotten and denied in the UN's records.
There were two dismantled Vietnamese refugee camps in Penghu, one in Chukaowan in Hsiyu (Xiyu/Sai-sū) Township (1977-1979) and the other in Chiangmei (Jiangmei/ Káng-bí) Village in Paisha Township (1979-1988). During the nearly 12-year period, people from 51 refugee boats have been accommodated in the refugee camps. This is a past almost unknown in the history of intercontinental migration and the invisible history of the Asia-Pacific region.