How Taiwan Became Chinese by Tonio Andrade
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How Taiwan Became Chinese
By Tonio Andrade

How Taiwan Became Chinese

Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century

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How Taiwan Became Chinese by Tonio Andrade

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At the beginning of the 1600s, Taiwan was a sylvan backwater, sparsely inhabited by headhunters and visited mainly by pirates and fishermen. By the end of the century it was home to more than a hundred thousand Chinese colonists, who grew rice and sugar for export on world markets. This book examines this remarkable transformation. Drawing primarily on Dutch, Spanish, and Chinese sources, it argues that, paradoxically, it was Europeans who started the large scale Chinese colonization of the island: the Spanish, who had a base on northern Taiwan from 1626 to 1642, and, more importantly, the Dutch, who had a colony from 1623 to 1662. The latter enticed people from the coastal province of Fujian to Taiwan with offers of free land, freedom from taxes, and economic subventions, creating a Chinese colony under European rule. Taiwan was thus the site of a colonial conjuncture, a system that the author calls co-colonization. The Dutch relied closely on Chinese colonists for food, entrepreneurship, translation, labor, and administrative help. Chinese colonists relied upon the Dutch for protection from the headhunting aborigines and, sometimes, from other Chinese groups, such as the pirates who ranged the China Seas. In its analysis the book sheds light on one of the most important questions of global history: how do we understand the great colonial movements that have shaped our modern world? By examining Dutch, Spanish, and Han colonization in one island, it offers a compelling answer: Europeans managed to establish colonies throughout the globe not primarily because of technological superiority but because their states sponsored overseas colonialism whereas Asian states, in general, did not. Indeed, when Asian states did, European colonies were vulnerable, and the book ends with the capture of Taiwan by a Chinese army, led by a Chinese warlord named Zheng Chenggong.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231128551
ISBN-10: 023112855X
Format: Hardback
(231mm x 155mm x 28mm)
Pages: 324
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tonio Andrade

Tonio Andrade grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has degrees from Reed College, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and, most recently, Yale University. His Ph.D. dissertation, which examines cross cultural interactions in Taiwan during the seventeenth century, won Yale Universitys Hans Gatzke Prize and the American Historical AssociationsGutenberg-e Prize. He is working on a manuscript entitled How Taiwan Became Chinese: Imperial Rivalries and Co-colonization in the Seventeenth Century, which will be published by Columbia University Press. He currently holds an appointment as Assistant Professor at Emory University, where he teaches global and East Asian History

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