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From the inside jacket of the book: Taiwan (Ihla Formosa) has long experienced the fate and of being an "island in the stream." Caught up and by numerous historical, cultural and physical crosscurrents running between the East and South China Seas, the people of this island have struggled with identity and survival. Outside forces have had their shaping influence. Strong aFrom the inside jacket of the book: Taiwan (Ihla Formosa) has long experienced the fate and of being an "island in the stream." Caught up and by numerous historical, cultural and physical crosscurrents running between the East and South China Seas, the people of this island have struggled with identity and survival. Outside forces have had their shaping influence. Strong also has been the influence of the island's many immigrants and indigenous peoples. Taiwan's history is a story of struggle and adaptation. In the new millennium the people have directly elected a new president in a democratic transference of power; but the island faces new challenges, that of membership in the United Nations and the World Trade Organization and the unresolved "one China question" with the People's Republic of China....

Title : Island In The Stream: A Quick Case Study Of Taiwan's Complex History
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ISBN : 9789576386459
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 86 Pages
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Island In The Stream: A Quick Case Study Of Taiwan's Complex History Reviews

  • Maria
    2018-10-24 13:11

    A very high level primer of Taiwan's history over the last 400 years. Didn't really contain much in terms of new insights for me, but poses some interesting questions and good suggestions for further reading.

  • Rúben
    2018-11-02 08:21

    Quick and useful read in preparation for my second trip to Taiwan. It covers the last 400 years of Taiwan's history. Would have preferred more information about its recent past.

  • Michael DeJesus
    2018-11-03 13:08

    Quick cut and dry history of Taiwan. Written in an academic style, but not dense. Would have preferred some deeper analysis though. Regardless, good at conveying the history of the island in a brief, easy to read format.

  • Elias
    2018-11-01 08:18

    Short but essential book to understand the complicated history of the country of Taiwan. It is true that is brief, but I would argue that it boils down Taiwanese history to it's most essential points. It also is a book that is singular in its focus on Taiwan as usually, Taiwan has the indignity of having its history rolled in with China's. It also poses great questions that should be explored further...such as why does Tuvalu, a country of 11,000 people, have a seat at the UN while Taiwan, a country of 23,000,000, people does not? This book shows that Taiwan has always been a pawn, a prize for imperialist nations to seize upon. An interesting fact from this book: 5 flags have flown over Taiwan but never the People's Republic of China flag!

  • Tc
    2018-11-11 08:19

    short