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CultureShock! Taiwan by Ling-li Bates, Chris Bates

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‘Not until the mid-seventeenth century, under pressure from Europeans’ arrival in coastal Asia and from Manchu efforts to quell the resistance of Ming loyalists in South China, did a Chinese imperial administration manifest a greater political interest in Taiwan.’

—Gary Marvin Davison,

A Short History of Taiwan: The Case for Independence

 

 

 

 

 

THE GEOGRAPHY OF TAIWAN could be said to have created its history. Surrounded by different cultures, the island of Taiwan was often a pawn in the geopolitical games of nations. The modern economic miracle ...

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