Forbidden Nation A History of Taiwan by Jonathan Manthorpe

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • History: World,
  • Asia - Southeast Asia,
  • History - General History,
  • Supplementals & Ancillaries,
  • Taiwan,
  • Asia - General,
  • History / Southeast Asia,
  • 2000-,
  • History

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8400604M
ISBN 101403969817
ISBN 109781403969811

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It is the story of the dogged determination of a courageous people to overcome every obstacle thrown in their path. Forbidden Nation tells the dramatic story of the island. The book is titled Forbidden Nation, and as the name suggests Manthorpe devotes most attention to the interaction between Taiwanese nationalism and the dynasts and colonialists who have suppressed it: mainland emperors, Japanese imperialists, the Chiang Kai-Shek regime.

In his book Forbidden Nation, Canadian journalist Jonathan Manthorpe tells the history of a book-length work of journalism than an academic work, Forbidden Nation does not strive to be comprehensive. Fortunately, it is well-written and engaging -- but in the end, I wished Manthorpe had paid more attention to certain aspects of Taiwan’s history than he did.

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Forbidden Nation by Jonathan Manthorpe. Publication date. At the heart of Taiwan's story is the curse of geography that placed the island on the strategic cusp between the Far East and Southeast Asia and made it the guardian of some of the world's most lucrative trade routes.

It is the story of the dogged determination of a courageous people to overcome every obstacle thrown in their path. Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan A history of Taiwan and its strained relations with China explains how the country is compromised by its geographical location at the mouth of some of the world's most lucrative trade routes, tracing years of colonial exploitation and other challenges while predicting the region's imminent fight for independence.

About The Book For over years, Taiwan has suffered at the hands of multiple colonial powers, but it has now entered the decade when its independence will be won.

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It's subtitled A History of Taiwan, and its central chapters do indeed survey the island's paradoxical history in the accustomed manner, though with exceptional the greatest strength of Forbidden Nation lies in its treatment of Taiwan's current situation, both internally and as seen from an international perspective.

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