A History of Taiwan
Presents the history of Taiwan's courageous fight against colonial powers. This book discusses history of Taiwan and its relations with China.
A gripping history of Taiwan's courageous fight against colonial powers in a decade when its independence will be won or lost. Taiwan's relationship with China remains one of the two most important issues in Asia, reappearing in the news with regular frequency. Written by a senior foreign correspondent with nearly 30 years of experience in Asia. While there is a political history of Taiwan, academic explorations of Taiwanese history, and several books that explore the foreign policy implications of the region, this will be a rare general history of the island. A gripping history of Taiwan and its tense relations with China.
Preface; Two Shots on Chinhua Road; A Leaf on the Waves; Barbarian Territory; Pirate Haven; The House of Cheng; The Siege of Fort Zeelandia; The Prince who Became a God; Deliverance and Defeat; A State of Constant Rebellion; The Wolves Circle; A Modern Province; The Taiwan Republic; Becoming Japanese; Missionaries and Filibusters; New Beginning, New Betrayal; The Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier; Reform and Terror; Strategic Ambiguity; The Perils of Democracy; 29,518 Votes.