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Taiwan: History, Government and Culture!

Page history last edited by Reid Council 12 years, 4 months ago

History, Government, Culture

-1895-1945- Japan tried to implement Japanization which was the pressuring of Taiwanese People to adopt Japanese names. During this time, Japan also helped improve Taiwan's economy

 

-1664- Dutch expelled by Cheng Ch'eng-kung who was fleeing the mainland and occupied Taiwan and turned it into a base to attempt to save the Ming dynasty

 

-1624- Dutch set up base for commerce with Japan and China

 

-1664-1895- China controlled Taiwan, began with Cheng Ch'eng-kung expelling dutch

 

-1895-1945- Belong to Japan

 

-After WW2- Returns to China

 

-Before WW2-1949- Civil war fought on mainland between Chinese Communist Party led by Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek's KMT government. This war sent over 2 million refugees to Taiwan.

 

http://acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~phalsall/images/mao.gif

- Controlled by DPP (Democratic Progressive Party) and the KMT (Kuomintang)

 

-Multi-Party Democracy- DPP and KMT

 

-President- Ma Ying-jeou

 

-Most of control belongs to KMT as of 2005

 

-Constitution- amended to make cities and counties administered by the Executive Yuan

 

-Taiwan Relations Act- The US help Taiwan preserve the rights of the humans that live there

 

-Sport- Baseball, 2nd best in Asia to Japan. In the 2009 LLWS: Taiwan finished first and Japan finished 5th or 6th

 

http://www.deseretnews.com/photos/midres/2003930.jpg 

-Customs- Very hospitable to people entering homes and will usually turn down gifts and repayment of money

 

http://clearwisdom.net/emh/article_images/2005-5-10-tw-report29.jpg

-Food- Tai Tung or Pig's Blood Soup... Delicacy in Taiwan

 

 

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/files/2009/04/blood-soup-340.jpg 

-Tradition- Lion Dance from China for entertainment and spiritual purposes-no lions in China so they imitated movements of animals they knew

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Lion_dance

 

Taiwan--Reid Goose

 

 



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