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by Jonathan Manthorpe

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Author:
Jonathan Manthorpe
ISBN13:
978-1403969811
ISBN:
1403969817
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Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan; First Edition edition (October 14, 2005)
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Jonathan Manthorpe is a foreign news correspondent and international affairs columnist for the Vancouver Su.

This comprehensive history of Taiwan is a remarkable and critical work to assist us in our understanding of the complex and dangerous relationships between China, Taiwan, and the US. China claims Taiwan sovereignty and Taiwan resists inclusion in totalitarian Communist state. This history illuminates the many twists and turns of China's claims of hegemony over the island.

Forbidden Nation book. Fantastic recount of the history of Taiwan. Jonathan Manthorpe is a masterful story teller,who skillfully put his focal point on this tiny island of intriguing strategic importance, and then examined a confluence of anecdotal and incidental narratives that weave into the tapestry of Formosa.

Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan, by Jonathan Manthorpe, is an insightful study not only of a country, but the peculiar circumstances leading up to its peculiar contemporary existence. The author starts with a look at Taiwan's March 2004 election, examining the fallout from the assassination attempt on President Chen Shuibian.

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For over 400 years, Taiwan has suffered at the hands of multiple colonial powers,В but itВ has now entered the decade when its independence will be won or lost. 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

For over 400 years, Taiwan has suffered at the hands of multiple colonial powers,В but itВ has now entered the decade when its independence will be won or lost. It is the story of the dogged determination of a courageous people to overcome every obstacle thrown in their path

His first book, the first in a best selling, entertaining series, and an Anthony award for Best.

His first book, the first in a best selling, entertaining series, and an Anthony award for Best.

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For over 400 years, Taiwan has suffered at the hands of multiple colonial powers,but ithas now entered the decade when its independence will be won or lost. 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 tells the dramatic story of the island, its people, and what brought them to this moment when their future will be decided.
  • Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan

    The history of China is complex and most of us in the West have only a superficial understanding of ancient and modern china. We have even less of an understanding of the strategically pivotal island state of Taiwan.

    This comprehensive history of Taiwan is a remarkable and critical work to assist us in our understanding of the complex and dangerous relationships between China, Taiwan, and the US.

    China claims Taiwan sovereignty and Taiwan resists inclusion in totalitarian Communist state. This history illuminates the many twists and turns of China's claims of hegemony over the island. Dynastic China, under the Quin and Manchu, and even the Tang often chose to ignore Taiwan, or claim they had no interest in the place only to, on occasion, claim sovereignty. The claims and counterclaims are complex and richly nuanced in this excellent work.

    This is not a work of propaganda, but instead of well researched and reasoned scholarship. I am sure that the Communist Party of China's leaders will or have denounced this work given their commitment to using their politicized version of history as a tool of social control. However to those who value the lessons of the past and want to know why Taiwan is important this book is for you

  • This book is a great read. I found the beginning a little strange in placement but the book gives a good base of knowledge on Taiwan. I do not think that the author is unbiased in his writing. Which is why I gave it four instead of five stars. Overall I really enjoyed this book.

  • Phenomenal overview of the history of the island. Clearly written with an angle, but the writer presents a fairly compelling case for the existence of a unique Taiwanese identity. Excellent primer on past history with less focus on contemporary society

  • We know so little about this. A wonderful way to learn first hand. Loved the book.

  • As someone who plans on spending some time in Taiwan in the near future, I was interested to learn more about its history. I found this book to be a good overview, and it held my attention much more closely than I had expected. I learned some things that I had never suspected about Taiwan's influential history as a focal point of East Asian sea trade (and piracy!).

    Some reviewers have noted that this book tends to be selective in its focus, giving much more time to ancient history than to modern events (especially recent). This is a valid criticism, perhaps, but personally I enjoyed the historical narrative of pirate kings, wars, and the mysterious mountainous interior, as opposed to the endless modern political debates.

    -The bottom line:

    For someone seeking an in-depth analysis of Taiwan's modern status as a nation (or not) and relationship to China, there are other works that focus on that specifically. But if you want a good comprehensive understanding of the forces and events that have shaped Taiwan and its people throughout the ages, I can't think of a better read.

  • This is a fairly enjoyable and quite easy-to-read documentary of Taiwanese history, replete with tales of pirates, head hunters and settlers. He does a good job of making sense of historical persons, their motivations and mistakes. It also recaps the country's recent political history up to 2008. Although it loses some momentum toward the end, I'd recommend it as a good background intro for anyone new to the country.

  • the history is well written and comprehensive .I recommend this book to anyone making a trip to Taiwan.I was completely unaware of the history of the island and was surprised to learn about the "aboriginal" population of the same racial origin as the Malayan people and dangerous headhunters late in the 19th century.The period of Portuguese and Dutch occupation make a "pirate" history followed by Japanese colonisim .I am looking forward to my trip.

  • This is a really great, quick history that covers a long period of time. I have lived in Taiwan for a few years now and really wish I had read it earlier!