NatGeo 1920 article on Formosa by a Japanophile

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NatGeo 1920 article on Formosa by a Japanophile

Postby maunaloa » 24 Apr 2012, 03:48

A gem from Michael Turton's site: Formosa the Beautiful.
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Re: NatGeo 1920 article on Formosa by a Japanophile

Postby zender » 24 Apr 2012, 07:16

Very cool!

How many times in that article does the Word "savage" appear? We'll need some sharp individual to add 'em up.

I nominate :bravo: Jimi. :bravo:
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Re: NatGeo 1920 article on Formosa by a Japanophile

Postby the bear » 24 Apr 2012, 08:55

Fascinating stuff. Notice the water bearers of the Pepo (pingpu?) group. "They long had intercourse both with the Dutch and the Chinese". Does that mean what it seems to mean?
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Re: NatGeo 1920 article on Formosa by a Japanophile

Postby Taffy » 24 Apr 2012, 09:17

the bear wrote:Fascinating stuff. Notice the water bearers of the Pepo (pingpu?) group. "They long had intercourse both with the Dutch and the Chinese". Does that mean what it seems to mean?

Well, they also did in the sense you mean, but the writer has "dealings, business" in mind, rather than anything sexual. Common usage of the word from that era.
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Re: NatGeo 1920 article on Formosa by a Japanophile

Postby maunaloa » 24 Apr 2012, 17:57

The electrified fence built from Hualian to Taidong, with a cleared area and manned with IJA guard houses 7/24 impressed me. The actual route of the fence would be interesting.... how much of it was upland and how much was in the deltas and foothills. The picture looks like it went through some serious mountains. Guess who built the fence .... the same people that built the N. Cross-Island Hwy. I surmise that the NCIH also had plenty of IJA garrisons.
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Re: NatGeo 1920 article on Formosa by a Japanophile

Postby Maceck » 25 Apr 2012, 02:02

There are a few tenured members of this site that know a thing or two about the 'Taiwan Head Hunters'. :whistle:
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Re: NatGeo 1920 article on Formosa by a Japanophile

Postby maunaloa » 25 Apr 2012, 02:30

You mean those working for HR firms? :)
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