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New Book - A New Illustrated History of Taiwan

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Re: New Book - A New Illustrated History of Taiwan

Postby Chris » 28 Oct 2015, 16:55

Just picked up two copies, MuchaMan.
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Re: New Book - A New Illustrated History of Taiwan

Postby Steve4nLanguage » 02 Nov 2015, 13:33

Received my copy in the mail today, read the Foreword, and am looking forward to reading more.

I thought the following information from the book was quite interesting:

In most of the world, school children study the history of their countries in class. In post-war Taiwan this was not the case. Senior high school students did not get a separate textbook for Taiwanese history until 2006; prior to that date it was not studied at all for over half a century and then only as a minor portion of Chinese history. Even today Taiwanese history is studied for fewer hours in school curricula than Chinese history. For many Taiwanese this book [first published in 1997] was their first opportunity to read about their own history.
People are buying an exotic, hairy, white-skinned person who makes strange noises, and that's what they're selling to the parents, too. — ironlady
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Re: New Book - A New Illustrated History of Taiwan

Postby kungwan2000 » 06 Jan 2016, 12:26

Thanks for the info! I just ordered a copy.
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