How Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century

How Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century BOOK ISBN 023112855X Ç Tonio Andrade
  • How Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century
  • Hardcover
  • 300
  • Tonio Andrade
  • English
  • 09 February 2019
  • 023112855X

About the Author: Tonio Andrade

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Ç 98F ¸ BOOK â How Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century ✓ Tonio Andrade F3D At the beginning of the s, Taiwan was a sylvan backwater, sparsely inhabited by headhunters and visited mainly by pirates and fishermen By the end of the century it was home to than a hundred the beginning of the s, Taiwan was a sylvan backwater, sparsely inhabited by headhunters and visited mainly by pirates and fishermen By the end of the century it was home to than a hundred thousand Chinese colonists, who grew rice and sugar for export on world markets This book How Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century examines this remarkable transformation Drawing primarily on Dutch, Spanish, and Chinese sources, it argues that, paradoxically, it was Europeans who started the large scale Chinese book How Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century â How Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century ✓ Tonio Andrade colonization of the island the Spanish, who had a base on northern Taiwan fromto , and, importantly, the Dutch, who had a colony fromtoThe latter enticed people from the coastal province of Fujian to Taiwan with offers of free land, freedom from taxes, and economic subventions, creating a Chinese colony under European ruleTaiwan was thus the site of a colonial conjuncture, a system that the author calls co colonization The Dutch relied closely on Chinese colonists for food, entrepreneurship, translation, labor, and administrative help Chinese colonists relied upon the Dutch for protection from the headhunting aborigines and, sometimes, from other Chinese groups, such as the pirates who ranged the China SeasIn its analysis the book How Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century sheds light on one of the most important questions of global history how do we understand the great colonial movements that have shaped our modern world By examining Dutch, Spanish, and Han colonization in one island, it offers a compelling answer Europeans managed to establish colonies throughout the globe not primarily because of technological superiority but because their states sponsored overseas colonialism whereas Asian states, in general, did not Indeed, when Asian states did, European colonies were vulnerable, and the book How Taiwan Became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century ends with the capture of Taiwan by a Chinese army, led by a Chinese warlord named Zheng Chenggong

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