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[PDF / Epub] ✅ Formosan Odyssey: Taiwan, Past and Present By John Grant Ross – African-american-literature.co Until the early twentieth century Taiwan was one of the wildest places in Asia Its coastline was known as a mariners' graveyard the mountainous interior was the domain of headhunting tribes while the Until the early twentieth century Taiwan was one of the wildest places in Asia Its coastline was known as a mariners' graveyard the mountainous interior was the domain of headhunting tribes while the lowlands were a frontier area where banditry feuding and revolts were a way of life Formosan Odyssey captures the rich sweep of history through the eyes of Westerners who visit.

Ed and lived on the island from missionaries adventurers lighthouse keepers and Second World War PoWs to students coming to study martial arts It finishes with the story of Taiwan's economic miracle the political transition from police state to vibrant democracy and its continuing stand off with China The author's travels made around the island in the wake of the devastatin.

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  1. Ahmed Ahmed says:

    MOBI african american literature.co ¶ Formosan Odyssey: Taiwan, Past and Present PDF/EPUB à formosan book, odyssey: kindle, taiwan, book, past epub, present mobile, Formosan Odyssey: book, Taiwan, Past mobile, Odyssey: Taiwan, Past mobile, Formosan Odyssey: Taiwan, Past and Present MOBIThis book is uite an interesting if dated observation of Taiwan One of the things I enjoyed most is the interweaving of history and the authors travels across Taiwan I particularly enjoyed the accounts of the various Westerners who lived there including Mackay and Pickering I found the author's honesty about the aspects of Taiwan's culture he didn't like uite refreshing The temptation of a lot of travel books is to gush uncritically which I personally don't find constructive My favourite chapters were the history ones especially the author's account of the W


  2. Ian Ian says:

    MOBI african american literature.co ¶ Formosan Odyssey: Taiwan, Past and Present PDF/EPUB à formosan book, odyssey: kindle, taiwan, book, past epub, present mobile, Formosan Odyssey: book, Taiwan, Past mobile, Odyssey: Taiwan, Past mobile, Formosan Odyssey: Taiwan, Past and Present MOBIVery poor Rather than a history of Taiwan it seems concerned with anecdotes about beer drinking and aimless rambling The parts that do me


  3. Dariush Dariush says:

    MOBI african american literature.co ¶ Formosan Odyssey: Taiwan, Past and Present PDF/EPUB à formosan book, odyssey: kindle, taiwan, book, past epub, present mobile, Formosan Odyssey: book, Taiwan, Past mobile, Odyssey: Taiwan, Past mobile, Formosan Odyssey: Taiwan, Past and Present MOBII've read a few books on Taiwan A few of the highly acclaimed ones can be informative but very dry I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it effortlessly blends the author's own experiences and witty reflections on Taiwan whilst touching on defining historic moments and areas of cultural significance I'd recommend this to anyone who wants to come to Taiwan or has lived here for a while


  4. Eden Eden says:

    MOBI african american literature.co ¶ Formosan Odyssey: Taiwan, Past and Present PDF/EPUB à formosan book, odyssey: kindle, taiwan, book, past epub, present mobile, Formosan Odyssey: book, Taiwan, Past mobile, Odyssey: Taiwan, Past mobile, Formosan Odyssey: Taiwan, Past and Present MOBIHe makes too strong assumptions on certain historical or socio political facts that aren't that clear really misguides you by manipulating history or simplifying political complexities on his own needs to make his hist


  5. Catherine Hsu Catherine Hsu says:

    MOBI african american literature.co ¶ Formosan Odyssey: Taiwan, Past and Present PDF/EPUB à formosan book, odyssey: kindle, taiwan, book, past epub, present mobile, Formosan Odyssey: book, Taiwan, Past mobile, Odyssey: Taiwan, Past mobile, Formosan Odyssey: Taiwan, Past and Present MOBII was expecting a chronological account of Taiwan's history with insightful analysis and perhaps an anecdote thrown in here and there to lighten the read Instead I got the exact opposite a childishly written personal account of the author's travels through Taiwan with smatterings of history added as an afterthought to justify this book's categorisation as a 'history' book His obvious lack of history background or even interest there was at least one 2 page spread where he bemoans how 'boring' museums are combined with freuent complaints about not having enough beer on his trip were enough to make me throw down the book in disgust about 100 pages in Do not buy


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