zeugmite wrote:Why start at Portuguese? There were Chinese living in Penghu and administering it long before the first date mentioned here. There were records of sightings of Taiwan and associated islands by Chinese sources long before the first date here, too.
1684: April, Taiwan is made a prefecture of Fujian to prevent the island from falling into foreign hands again. Shih Lang cites sulfur as a strategic commodity to retain the island.
iris wrote:Cool, Maowang, I'll save this and print it out if that's alright with you. I'm also thinking of translating it to German for those few friends and relatives that actually show INTEREST in Taiwan instead of confusing it with Thailand or worse dismissing it as part of China.
Vorkosigan wrote:First census by Japanese -- literacy rate was much higher, but Japanese counted as "literate" only those literate in Japanese. Excellent work!
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