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  Learn more about Taiwan in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Taiwan's largest city Taipei serves as the provisional capital of the Republic of China, while Chung-hsing-hsin-ts'un is the capital of Taiwan province.
Taiwan's indigenous population was first joined and intermarried with male traders and seasonal workers from Mainland China primarily during a brief period of Dutch control between 1624 and 1662.
The island of Taiwan lies some 200 km off the southeastern coast of Mainland China across the Taiwan Strait, with the East China Sea to the north, the Philippine Sea to the east, the Luzon Strait directly to the south and the South China Sea to the southwest.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /t/ta/taiwan.html   (1112 words)

 Taiwan - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The main island of Taiwan, also known as Formosa (Portuguese sailors called it Ilha Formosa, which means "beautiful island"), is bounded to the east by the Pacific Ocean, to the south by the South China Sea, to the west by the Taiwan Strait and to the north by the East China Sea.
Taiwan's two largest cities, Taipei City and Kaohsiung City, although on the island of Taiwan, are not part of Taiwan Province but are centrally-administered municipalities, with the same level as provinces.
Taiwan's mainstream culture is primarily derived from traditional Chinese culture, with significant influences also from Japanese and American cultures, especially in the areas of politics and architecture.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/t/a/i/Taiwan.html   (3997 words)

 Taiwanese aborigines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[because] Taiwan’s head-hunting aborigines lived in fortified villages defended by trained warriors who viewed interlopers as fair game."(Andrade 2005:296) As the Dutch began subjugating aboriginal villages in the south and west of Taiwan, increasing numbers of Han immigrants took advantage of the opportunity to move in to areas that were fertile and rich in game.
Aborigines were barred from interaction with people on the plains and were forced to wear aboriginal clothing and practice aboriginal customs to preserve their identity of a tribe that could be contained and barred from land claims.
At the same time aborigines who had joined the Japanese military were conscripted to fight the bloody battles for possession of Kinmen and Matsu, the two islands under R.O.C. administration that lie closest to the coast of Mainland China.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taiwanese_aborigine   (6721 words)

 Taiwan at Caribbean Topfunwebsites
The main island of Taiwan, also known as '''Formosa''' (Portuguese language sailors called it ''Ilha Formosa'', which means "beautiful island"), is bounded to the east by the Pacific Ocean, to the south by the South China Sea, to the west by the Taiwan Strait, and to the north by the East China Sea.
From 1895 to 1945, Taiwan was a Japanese colony, a concession by the Ching dynasty after it lost the first, claiming to be the successor state of both the mainland and Taiwan and portraying the ROC government on Taiwan as an illegitimate entity.
Taiwan's two largest cities, Taipei City and Kaohsiung City, although on the island of Taiwan, are not part of the Taiwan Province, but centrally administered Municipality of China, with the same level as provinces.
www.topfunwebsites.com /grenada/taiwan.html   (2730 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Taiwan's aborigines fight for survival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Their members are among the many aborigines concerned about the possible death of the indigenous ways of life.
Today, Taiwan's aborigines seem most noted for their music and dancing, often carried out in brightly coloured costumes at tourist hotspots.
Although this is all welcome news for Taiwan's aborigines, there is worry the positive action may have come too late for some.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/2515843.stm   (629 words)

 ipedia.com: Taiwan Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Currently, in addition to the main island of Taiwan, the Republic of China also controls the Penghu (Pescadores), Kinmen (Quemoy), and Matsu islands situated in the Taiwan Strait, plus some Pacific Coast islands (notably the Green and Orchid islands).
Following the end of World War II in 1945, under the terms of the Instrument of Surrender of Japan, Japan accepted the Potsdam Declaration which referenced the Cairo Declaration under which the island was to be transferred to China.
Taiwan's culture is a blend of its traditional Chinese heritage and Western influences.
www.ipedia.com /taiwan.html   (1424 words)

 TiT Culture: The Tribes of Taiwan
Before the Han Chinese immigration began in the mid-1600s, Taiwan was inha-bited by people belonging to the Austronesian race, the members of which lived in a vast area extending from Madagascar in the west to Hawaii and Easter Island in the east, and from New Zealand in the south to Taiwan in the north.
Taiwan's aborigines are believed to have come from the Malay archipelago in different waves about 6,000 years ago at the earliest and less than 1,000 years ago at the latest.
The Saisiyat are the smallest of Taiwan's aboriginal tribes in terms of population and area.
www.sinica.edu.tw /tit/culture/0795_TribesOfTaiwan.html   (1850 words)

 History of Taiwan
Recent plans announced by the ROC government to develop Taiwan into an Asia-Pacific Regional Operations Center are, in a way, returning to a recognition of the fundamental advantages of Taiwan's pivotal geographical position for regional trade first apparent as long ago as the period of Dutch rule.
Arriving in Taiwan in early 1876, Ting oversaw the construction of railroad and telegraph lines, and during his term in office, some 47 kilometers of telegraph cable were installed in southern Taiwan.
When Taiwan was ceded to Japan in 1895 under the terms of the Treaty of Shimonoseki, Manchu officials stationed in Taiwan, such as Tang Ching-sung and Liu Yung-fu, and local notables, such as Chiu Feng-chia, declared independence on May 25, 1895, and formed the Democratic Taiwan Nation to resist the Japanese take-over.
www.taiwan.com.au /Polieco/History/report04.html   (5206 words)

 Taiwan Aborigine Choir North America Concert Tour in San Francisco Chinatown - The largest chinatown outside of Asia
Located in the mountains of Southern Taiwan about one hour's drive from Kaohsiung, The Christian Mountain Children's Home is a safe haven for many children whose parents are unable to take care of them for various reasons.
Wherever the children perform, whether it is in a big church in the United States or a small chapel in the mountains of southern Taiwan, audiences are deeply moved by the glory of the message conveyed through their voices.
The most requested song that the Taiwan Aborigine Choir sings is “Those Unseen Hands.” This song expresses how Christ has touched their hearts and causes them to sing for the Lord.
www.sanfranciscochinatown.com /events/church/mandarinspecial.html   (234 words)

 Plains Aborigines celebrate harvest festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The event demonstrated the willingness and the determination of the Pazeh Aborigine communities to preserve their near-disappearing culture, traditional customs, and their Austronesian language in the face of strong pressure from mainstream society to assimilate.
Pan also noted that staging the celebration was a good way for the residents to present their ancient culture and their plains Aborigine identity, as most people though of the village as a typical Miaoli County Hakka settlement, which was not the case there.
Many academic ethnologists and researchers of Taiwan indigenous history were present at the Pazeh harvest festival this weekend to film and record the ancient rituals and the music dance performances, which are usually not seen by outsiders.
www.taiwanheadlines.gov.tw /20031208/20031208s3.html   (602 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Democratic Progressive Party, which supports an independent Taiwan, supports the status quo because the risk of declaring independence and provoking mainland China is unacceptable to its members.
The other 2 percent of Taiwan's population, numbering about 440,000, are the indigenous people, divided into 12 major groups: Ami, Atayal, Paiwan, Bunun, Puyuma, Rukai, Tsou, Saisiyat, Yami, Thao, Kavalan and Taroko.
Taiwan has a dynamic capitalist economy with gradually decreasing guidance of investment and foreign trade by government authorities.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Taiwan   (5213 words)

 Milestones in Taiwan's history
In the subsequent years, immigration to the island from the coastal provinces of China increased, but the people came to flee the wars and famines on the mainland, and did not come on behalf of the rulers in Peking.
It wasn't until 1887, that the Manchu Imperial authorities decided to declare Taiwan to be a "province" of their Empire: they wanted to outmaneuver the Japanese, who were expanding their influence to the South.
For the next four decades, the people of Taiwan lived under Martial Law, while the KMT attempted to maintain the fantasy that they ruled all of China, and would some day "recover" the mainland.
www.taiwandc.org /hst-1624.htm   (1931 words)

 Music of Taiwan - Chinese Music - Chinese Art
Taiwan is densely-populated and demographics of Taiwanculturally diverse, including a majority of Han Chinese, including the Holo and Hakka peoples and significant quantities of "Mainlanders", refugees who arrived with Chiang Kai-shek in the middle of the 20th century, and the minority of Taiwan aborigineaboriginal peoples.
The 1991 formation of the Formosa Aboriginal Dance Troupe was a major contributor to this trend, while the surprise mainstream success of "Return to Innocence", the theme song to the 1996 Olympic Games, further popularized native musics.
The Bunun's original home was on Taiwan's west coast, in the central and northern plains, but some have more recently settled in the area around Taitung and Hualien.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Music_of_Taiwan   (935 words)

 Untitled Document
Taiwan recently has lifted some restrictions on direct trade with and investment in mainland China, which is expected to increase cross-strait commercial ties.
Taiwan is grappling with the environmental ramifications of building one of Asia's richest economies through a decades-long commitment to economic growth.
Taiwan's per capita carbon dioxide emissions have been increasing, and in 2003 represented more than four and a half times the amount of per capita carbon dioxide emissions in China (12.4 compared to 2.7 metric tons).
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/taiwan.html   (3026 words)

 Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog » The Representation of Aborigines in Taiwanese ...
When I was in Taiwan I visited the baseball museum (link to pictures of the inside) attached to the Hongye Elementary school, where the Red Leaf team was from.
Taiwan’s central bank announced in March 1999 that the new NT$500 bill would feature a healthy and inspirational image of Taiwan’s “world-renowned” youth baseball champions.
However, Tuan pointed out that Pingpu aboriginal peoples are not officially recognized by Taiwan’s government as having aboriginal status, as some scholars have said the Pingpu people have mostly been assimilated by the late-arriving Han Chinese settlers in the last four hundred years.
savageminds.org /2005/08/14/the-representation-of-aborigines-in-taiwanese-baseball   (1725 words)

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Some scholars have even proposed a chronology for the arrival of the aboriginal tribes in Taiwan; for example, the Saisiat and Taiya tribes are thought to have arrived in Taiwan during the early ceramic period around.
The aborigines of Taiwan speak languages belonging to the Austronesian language family.
Although the "aboriginal" tribes still preserve their languages, customs, and village social structure, they are now facing the impact of rapid modernization.
jmanet.com /ws-formosan.html   (370 words)

 East Taiwan Family Missions -- Tamsui, Taipei County, Taiwan
Taiwan Family Mission provides assistance for the aged, sick, orphans, handicapped, and youth at risk in detention centers.
Taiwan Family Mission also regularly assists in medical missions to outlying villages where they help bring medical supplies, medicines and medical care.
Another time we accompany the Taiwan Root Medical Mission on a two-day mission, visiting four Tsao Aborigine villages, the doctors donating medical and dental services to 200 patients.
www.familycare.org /network/p25.htm   (297 words)

 Taiwan - Republic of China - ROC - Country Profile - T'ai-wan - Asia
Taiwan is the second most densely populated area in the world.
The predecessor of National Taiwan University was Taihoku (Taipei) Imperial University, founded by the Japanese in 1928.
Taiwan Documents Project was established in 1999 to provide researchers and other interested persons a comprehensive source of primary material relating to the dispute over Taiwan.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/taiwan.htm   (800 words)

 Taiwan's 400 years of history
Originally Taiwan was settled by people of Malay-Polynesian descent, who settled in the low-lying coastal plains.
Taiwan's modern history goes back about 400 years, to the day when the first Western ship passed by the island, and Jan Huygen van Linschoten, a Dutch navigator on a Portugese ship, exclaimed "Ilha Formosa" (Beautiful Island).
Read 400 years of Taiwan history, an general overview of important milestones of the history of Taiwan from the early 1600s to the present,
www.taiwandc.org /history.htm   (368 words)

 Taipei Times - archives
Therefore, she suggested that the residents, including both Han and Aborigines, may choose to move to Taiwan's allies in Latin America to develop their own new career as well as assisting in the exploitation of those countries' land resources.
Intending to reconcile misunderstandings between the vice president and those Aboriginal tribes, deputy secretary-general of the Presidential Office, Cho Jung-tai (卓榮泰) invited some heads of townships, who are also Aboriginal, from central Taiwan to a luncheon at the Presidential Office yesterday.
Lu yesterday said that she was willing to inspect Aboriginal areas after completing the assembly, adding that her suggestion was supported by many Aboriginals and even Taiwan's diplomatic allies in the Central America.
www.taipeitimes.com /News/taiwan/archives/2004/08/05/2003181772/print   (485 words)

 News Article - ATAYAL - The worldwide voice of the aboriginal tribes of Taiwan
As surprising as it may be, the original settlers of Taiwan were not Chinese for the most part, but thought to be from elsewhere in the Pacific, Indonesia and Malaysia.
The most impressive of the traditional aborigine activities are the tribal festivals, of which the harvest festivals are generally the most important.
Possibly the largest aborigine gatherings are the annual Ami harvest festivals, held in Hualien and Taitung counties in July and August (the dates are set each year in early July by tribal officials).
www.atayal.org /NewsView.asp?catID=20   (373 words)

Taiwan was inhabited by aborigines of Malayan descent when Chinese from the areas now designated as Fukien and Kwangtung began settling it in the 7th century, becoming the majority.
Taiwan president Chen Shui-bian called the bill a “law of aggression.” Hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese took to the streets to protest the bill.
Taiwan in Japan's Relations with China and the United States after the Cold War.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108020.html   (1151 words)

 Taiwan Aborigines
I am a graduate student doing research on Taiwan aborigines (their history and their role in the history of Taiwan).
Dutch sources on Taiwan have been underused, also, and they are valuable for the 17th century period.
By the way, I have run into people in Taiwan’s Hakka region who are of mixed Han and Aboriginal blood, but they will not admit the latter ancestry to any save family and very close friends.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/55/519.html   (1264 words)

 East Taiwan Family Missions -- Tamsui, Taipei County, Taiwan - Rice Project
We were escorted through the villages by the villages elders who are members of the Presbyterian Church here in Taiwan, founded by missionaries about 100 years ago, the most famous being George Mackay from Canada.
Even the Aborigine pastors with us were at a loss to explain why there was such a high occurrence amongst their people.
There are also many other mountain villages of the other 9 tribes scattered all down the East and Southern parts of Taiwan so there is a vast need for all sorts of help not only in rice and clothing but also Chinese Bibles and other Christian and children literature.
www.familycare.org /network/p03riceproject.htm   (427 words)

 Masterworks: Taiwan Aboriginine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The two great art forms of the leading Taiwan tribes of Aborigines: Rukai, Paiwan and Yami Tribes, were weaving and wood carving, two-dimensional and sculpture in the round.
On a Fulbright Scholarship to Taiwan, Kagle was introduced by Dr. Chen to this vibrant and sophisticated tribal art.
Its size and delicacy of carving shows the love of the artisan for his craft and the power and importance of the snake god in Paiwan religion.
www.kaglecollection.com /master_abor.html   (200 words)

 News & Issues - ATAYAL - The worldwide voice of the aboriginal tribes of Taiwan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
With the release of his second book, Paiwan author Sakinu aims to rediscover a philosophy of life based on the wisdom of his ancestors
Taiwan donates indigenous - made boat to Virginia mariner's museum
Aboriginal leader first to register under tribe name
www.atayal.org /tony/atayalorg/News.asp?pn=2   (159 words)

 Taiwan - Wikimedia Commons
Cover of Taiwan Literature Magazine under Japanese Colonialism
Bill of One Million Taiwan Dollar/ Issued by Taiwan Bank/ 28 May, 1949
Chen Yi, the first Chinese Governor General of Taiwan
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Taiwan   (98 words)

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