History UsefulNotes / Taiwan

22nd Dec '17 10:44:09 PM ddyingle
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A quirk that Taiwan is infamous for is the [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor fist fights between its parliamentarians]]. The Taiwanese even had a word for it, called Legislative Brawling (立委群毆). Needless to say, this earned the Taiwanese parliament a notorious reputation, at some point, according to detractors, the parliamentarians even stage fights merely to maintain the reputation and garner attention. On a lighter side of note, Taiwan is bustling with night markets and temple festivals and is famous for inventing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_tea bubble tea]].

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A quirk that Taiwan is infamous for is the [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor fist fights between its parliamentarians]]. The Taiwanese even had a word for it, called Legislative Brawling (立委群毆). Needless to say, this earned the Taiwanese parliament a notorious reputation, at some point, according to detractors, the parliamentarians even stage fights merely to maintain the reputation and garner attention. On a lighter side of note, Taiwan is bustling with night markets and temple festivals and is famous for inventing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_tea bubble tea]].
tea]] and NBA star Jeremy Lin.
29th Nov '17 5:41:14 AM ddyingle
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A quirk that Taiwan is infamous for is the [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor fist fights between its parliamentarians]]. The Taiwanese even had a word for it, called Legislative Brawling (立委群毆). Needless to say, this earned the Taiwanese parliament a notorious reputation, at some point, according to detractors, the parliamentarians even stage fights merely to maintain the reputation and garner attention. On a lighter side of note, Taiwan is bustling with night markets and temple festivals.

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A quirk that Taiwan is infamous for is the [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor fist fights between its parliamentarians]]. The Taiwanese even had a word for it, called Legislative Brawling (立委群毆). Needless to say, this earned the Taiwanese parliament a notorious reputation, at some point, according to detractors, the parliamentarians even stage fights merely to maintain the reputation and garner attention. On a lighter side of note, Taiwan is bustling with night markets and temple festivals.
festivals and is famous for inventing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_tea bubble tea]].
26th Nov '17 4:33:09 PM nombretomado
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** She recently [[ADayInTheLimelight got a full strip in the fourth manga volume]]. In it she tries to read Japan's fortune, makes bets with HongKong and UsefulNotes/{{Macau}} about China (and loses), has LesYay with Vietnam as they take some photos, and tries to get Italy to buy souvenirs. She also gets to doll up as an internet idol (namedly, ''Silverlight'') in ''Manga/{{Hetaween 2011}}'', interacting quite a bit with the other Asians.

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** She recently [[ADayInTheLimelight got a full strip in the fourth manga volume]]. In it she tries to read Japan's fortune, makes bets with HongKong UsefulNotes/HongKong and UsefulNotes/{{Macau}} about China (and loses), has LesYay with Vietnam as they take some photos, and tries to get Italy to buy souvenirs. She also gets to doll up as an internet idol (namedly, ''Silverlight'') in ''Manga/{{Hetaween 2011}}'', interacting quite a bit with the other Asians.
24th Nov '17 10:30:42 PM ddyingle
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A quirk that Taiwan is infamous for is the [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor fist fights between its parliamentarians]]. The Taiwanese even had a word for it, called Legislative Brawling (立委群毆). Needless to say, this earned the Taiwanese parliament a notorious reputation, at some point, according to detractors, the parliamentarians even stage fights merely to maintain the reputation and garner attention.

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A quirk that Taiwan is infamous for is the [[BloodOnTheDebateFloor fist fights between its parliamentarians]]. The Taiwanese even had a word for it, called Legislative Brawling (立委群毆). Needless to say, this earned the Taiwanese parliament a notorious reputation, at some point, according to detractors, the parliamentarians even stage fights merely to maintain the reputation and garner attention.
attention. On a lighter side of note, Taiwan is bustling with night markets and temple festivals.



For Taiwanese LiveActionTV series, please click [[TaiwaneseSeries here]].

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For Taiwanese LiveActionTV series, please click [[TaiwaneseSeries here]].
here]]. Like UsefulNotes/HongKong Cantonese songs, Taiwan Chinese pop songs are widely enjoyed by Chinese.


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* The critically acclaimed ''Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale'', based on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musha_incident Musha Incident]], where the Seediq indigenous group retaliated against the Japanese occupation.
20th Sep '17 2:58:28 PM TheWildWestPyro
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But in 1683, the new dynasty claimed the island, and ruled it until they lost the First Sino-Japanese War. The Japanese held Taiwan from 1895 until the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, after which it fell into the hands of China's Nationalist government. When they lost the Chinese Civil War to [[UsefulNotes/RedChina the communists]], the dictator UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek and the other Nationalists fled to the island. Mao had plans to follow Chang and capture Taiwan in 1949, but the United States sent an aircraft carrier to dissuade that. Since then Taiwan maintained a quasi-sovereign status thanks to the protection of the United States. It was placed under martial law from 1949 to the 1980s, when Chiang's son and successor, Chiang Ching-kuo, followed by the first actually 'Taiwanese' president, [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Japanese Army veteran]] Lee Teung-Hui, began to democratize the nation's political system, turning it from a one-party state to a multi-party democracy. Also around this time, the incredibly wealthy government-in-exile (the ruling nationalist party, Kuomintang, ''personally'' had holdings worth around $10 billion US, a consequence of capitalist police state rule) started to lose control: while Taiwan would become one of the Four Great Asian Tigers, Taipei itself lost most international recognition as the government of all of China (only apartheid [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica South Africa]] remained an ally).

A curious quirk which remains as a result of the above is that both the People's Republic and the Republic of China acknowledge that there is only one China... and that they are the rightful government of all that China, with the other government being in effect a rebellion. Don't bring up the alternative - it's SeriousBusiness and likely to get you BannedInChina.

Starting in the late Eighties/early Nineties, the opposition parties gained more voice in the public arena, especially given the Nationalist party's rampant corruption issues. (The Nationalists were never particularly popular in Taiwan outside of the party, since they were seen to be ignoring "native" Taiwanese interests... never mind that indigenous Taiwanese had been confined to reservations long before the Nationalists arrived.) As pressure mounted, the Nationalist party began removing restrictions on free speech and free press, and Congress began the long, arduous process of amending the constitution to correct the most obvious inequities.

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But in 1683, the new dynasty claimed the island, and ruled it until they lost the First Sino-Japanese War. The Japanese held Taiwan from 1895 until the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, after which it fell into the hands of China's Nationalist government. When they lost the Chinese Civil War to [[UsefulNotes/RedChina the communists]], the dictator UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek and the other Nationalists fled to the island. Mao had plans to follow Chang Chiang and capture Taiwan in 1949, but the United States sent an aircraft carrier their Seventh Fleet to dissuade that.that, and an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Guningtou attempted PLA invasion]] of Taiwan failed. Since then Taiwan maintained a quasi-sovereign status thanks to the protection of the United States. It was placed under martial law from 1949 to the 1980s, when Chiang's son and successor, Chiang Ching-kuo, followed by the first actually 'Taiwanese' president, [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japanese Army veteran]] Lee Teung-Hui, began to democratize the nation's political system, turning it from a one-party state to a multi-party democracy. Also around this time, the incredibly wealthy government-in-exile (the ruling nationalist party, Kuomintang, ''personally'' had holdings worth around $10 billion US, a consequence of capitalist police state rule) started to lose control: while Taiwan would become one of the Four Great Asian Tigers, Taipei itself lost most international recognition as the government of all of China (only apartheid [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica South Africa]] remained an ally).

A curious quirk which remains as a result of the above is that both the People's Republic and the Republic of China acknowledge that there is only one China... and that they are the rightful government of all that China, with the other government being in effect a rebellion. Don't bring up the alternative - it's SeriousBusiness and likely to get you BannedInChina.

BannedInChina [[note]] Although it's relatively safe to discuss the role of the Nationalists during the warlord era and the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar [[/note]].

Starting in the late Eighties/early Nineties, the opposition parties gained more voice in the public arena, especially given the Nationalist party's rampant corruption issues. issues and endless infighting. (The Nationalists were never particularly popular in Taiwan outside of the party, party and the military, since they were seen to be ignoring "native" Taiwanese interests... never mind that indigenous Taiwanese had been confined to reservations long before the Nationalists arrived.) As pressure mounted, the Nationalist party began removing restrictions on free speech and free press, and Congress began the long, arduous process of amending the constitution to correct the most obvious inequities.



Unique among most of Japan's neighbors, the relationship between Japan and Taiwan has been generally positive and easygoing, with relatively few bitter grudges stemming from the Japanese occupation, especially considering that Taiwan was spared most of the horrors of the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar. It saw no significant land battles (though hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese fought in the [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japanese Army]], and the island was devastated by American bombing which destroyed more than 90% of its industrial and electric output). The Japanese occupation ended after [=WW2=] when the Allies handed over Taiwan to the Republic of China, but decades of corrupt rule and SecretPolice arrests and executions--called the "White Terror"--under the Chinese ended up creating a popular nostalgia for the time when Taiwan was a colony of the Japanese Empire. During the tyranny of Chiang Kai-shek's evacuated government, hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese were first involved in a violent uprising (following the infamous 228 Incident in Taipei), or targeted in subsequent terror period, being arrested, executed or otherwise "disappeared", usually for being accused of communist sympathizers, in one of the longest period of martial law in modern history. Many were completely innocent, and the purges nearly destroyed the aboriginal Taiwanese intellectual elite.

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Unique among most of Japan's neighbors, the relationship between Japan and Taiwan has been generally positive and easygoing, with relatively few bitter grudges stemming from the Japanese occupation, especially considering that Taiwan was spared most of the horrors of the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar. It saw no significant land battles (though hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese fought in the [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japanese Army]], and the island was devastated by American bombing which destroyed more than 90% of its industrial and electric output). The Japanese occupation ended after [=WW2=] when the Allies handed over Taiwan to the Republic of China, but decades of corrupt rule and SecretPolice arrests and executions--called the "White Terror"--under "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Terror_(Taiwan) White Terror]]"--under the Chinese ended up creating a popular nostalgia for the time when Taiwan was a colony of the Japanese Empire. Empire.
During the tyranny authoritarian rule of Chiang Kai-shek's evacuated government, military dictatorship, hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese were first involved in a violent uprising (following the infamous [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_28_Incident 228 Incident Incident]] in Taipei), or targeted in subsequent terror period, with tens of thousands being arrested, executed or otherwise "disappeared", usually for being accused of communist sympathizers, sympathies, in one of the longest period periods of martial law in modern history. Many were completely innocent, and the purges nearly destroyed the aboriginal the Taiwanese intellectual elite.
elite. Since then, many Taiwanese resent the KMT and Chiang for killing or imprisoning friends and family, compared to Imperial Japan's fairly gentle treatment of the Taiwanese Hoklo. However, indigenous Taiwanese tend to support the KMT-although the KMT tried to assimilate aborigines into Han Chinese culture, they also introduced patronage programs that allow indigenous Taiwanese to get jobs. Additionally, the Japanese racially persecuted the indigenous Taiwanese, frequently sending the army to commit violent pogroms against them.
13th Sep '17 6:16:11 PM karstovich2
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Taiwan is an island off the coast of mainland China in the Pacific Ocean. Also known as Formosa and Peng Lai, it was first known to the Europeans through a Portuguese ship spotting it and giving it the name of ''Ilha Formosa'' (Beautiful Island). It is believed that indigenous Taiwanese population first arrived there during the late Ice Ages, and the island has seen a steady stream of Chinese settlers ever since.

After its discovery by the Portuguese, the island was disputed by the Spanish and the Dutch, with the latter eventually prevailing. Then in 1661, a Ming loyalist named Zheng Chenggong (a.k.a. Guoxingye, "Bearer of the Nation's Name", which was [[UsefulNotes/WhyMaoChangedHisName transliterated]] as Koxinga) assembled a fleet and expelled the Dutch, hoping to turn Formosa into a base for the reconquest of the mainland from the Qing.

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Taiwan is an island off the coast of mainland China in the Pacific Ocean. Also known as Formosa and Peng Lai, it was first known to the Europeans through a Portuguese ship spotting it and giving it the name of ''Ilha Formosa'' (Beautiful Island). It is believed that the indigenous Taiwanese population first arrived there during the late Ice Ages, Ages. The indigenous Taiwanese speak Austronesian languages related to the Malayo-Polynesian languages of Southeast Asia and Oceania; genetic studies show that they are most closely related to the peoples of the Philippines (which truth be told aren't that far away). The Chinese, who after all were not that far away, were aware of the island, but they mostly left the place undisturbed because of the fearsomeness of the tribespeople and the lack of valuable goods for trade. Some of the islands off the coast had attracted a fishing colony by the 13th century, but it wasn't until the 16th century that the Chinese started settling in Taiwan in any significant numbers.

Europeans noticed
the island has seen a steady stream of Chinese settlers ever since.

After its discovery by
at about the Portuguese, same time. Though the island first Europeans to take note of Taiwan were Portuguese (hence "Formosa"), they did not lay claim to the island. Instead, control of Formosa was disputed by the Spanish and the Dutch, with the latter eventually prevailing. Then in 1661, a Ming loyalist named Zheng Chenggong (a.k.a. Guoxingye, "Bearer of the Nation's Name", which was [[UsefulNotes/WhyMaoChangedHisName transliterated]] as Koxinga) assembled a fleet and expelled the Dutch, hoping to turn Formosa into a base for the reconquest of the mainland from the Qing.
30th Jul '17 4:59:35 AM jormis29
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** By Edward Yang, see also ''A Brighter Summer Day'' (牯嶺街少年殺人事件).

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** By Edward Yang, see also ''A Brighter Summer Day'' ''Film/ABrighterSummerDay'' (牯嶺街少年殺人事件).
28th Jul '17 7:27:15 PM TheWildWestPyro
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Unique among most of Japan's neighbors, the relationship between Japan and Taiwan has been generally positive and easygoing, with relatively few bitter grudges stemming from the Japanese occupation, especially considering that Taiwan was spared most of the horrors of the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar. It saw no significant land battles (though hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese fought in the [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japanese Army]], and the island was devastated by American bombing which destroyed more than 90% of its industrial and electric output). The Japanese occupation ended after [=WW2=] when the Allies handed over Taiwan to the Republic of China, but decades of corrupt rule and SecretPolice arrests and executions--called the "White Terror"--under the Chinese ended up creating a popular nostalgia for the time when Taiwan was a colony of the Japanese Empire. During the tyranny of Chiang Kai-shek's evacuated government, hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese were first involved in a violent uprising (following the infamous 228 Incident in Taipei), or targeted in subsequent terror period, being arrested, executed or otherwise "disappeared", usually for being accused of communist sympathizers, in one of the longest period of martial law in modern history.

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Unique among most of Japan's neighbors, the relationship between Japan and Taiwan has been generally positive and easygoing, with relatively few bitter grudges stemming from the Japanese occupation, especially considering that Taiwan was spared most of the horrors of the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar. It saw no significant land battles (though hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese fought in the [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japanese Army]], and the island was devastated by American bombing which destroyed more than 90% of its industrial and electric output). The Japanese occupation ended after [=WW2=] when the Allies handed over Taiwan to the Republic of China, but decades of corrupt rule and SecretPolice arrests and executions--called the "White Terror"--under the Chinese ended up creating a popular nostalgia for the time when Taiwan was a colony of the Japanese Empire. During the tyranny of Chiang Kai-shek's evacuated government, hundreds of thousands of Taiwanese were first involved in a violent uprising (following the infamous 228 Incident in Taipei), or targeted in subsequent terror period, being arrested, executed or otherwise "disappeared", usually for being accused of communist sympathizers, in one of the longest period of martial law in modern history. \n Many were completely innocent, and the purges nearly destroyed the aboriginal Taiwanese intellectual elite.
17th May '17 5:11:45 AM Wuz
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But in 1683, the new dynasty claimed the island, and ruled it until they lost the First Sino-Japanese War. The Japanese held Taiwan from 1895 until the end of WorldWarTwo, after which it fell into the hands of China's Nationalist government. When they lost the Chinese Civil War to [[UsefulNotes/RedChina the communists]], the dictator UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek and the other Nationalists fled to the island. Mao had plans to follow Chang and capture Taiwan in 1949, but the United States sent an aircraft carrier to dissuade that. Since then Taiwan maintained a quasi-sovereign status thanks to the protection of the United States. It was placed under martial law from 1949 to the 1980s, when Chiang's son and successor, Chiang Ching-kuo, followed by the first actually 'Taiwanese' president, [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Japanese Army veteran]] Lee Teung-Hui, began to democratize the nation's political system, turning it from a one-party state to a multi-party democracy. Also around this time, the incredibly wealthy government-in-exile (the ruling nationalist party, Kuomintang, ''personally'' had holdings worth around $10 billion US, a consequence of capitalist police state rule) started to lose control: while Taiwan would become one of the Four Great Asian Tigers, Taipei itself lost most international recognition as the government of all of China (only apartheid [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica South Africa]] remained an ally).

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But in 1683, the new dynasty claimed the island, and ruled it until they lost the First Sino-Japanese War. The Japanese held Taiwan from 1895 until the end of WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, after which it fell into the hands of China's Nationalist government. When they lost the Chinese Civil War to [[UsefulNotes/RedChina the communists]], the dictator UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek and the other Nationalists fled to the island. Mao had plans to follow Chang and capture Taiwan in 1949, but the United States sent an aircraft carrier to dissuade that. Since then Taiwan maintained a quasi-sovereign status thanks to the protection of the United States. It was placed under martial law from 1949 to the 1980s, when Chiang's son and successor, Chiang Ching-kuo, followed by the first actually 'Taiwanese' president, [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Japanese Army veteran]] Lee Teung-Hui, began to democratize the nation's political system, turning it from a one-party state to a multi-party democracy. Also around this time, the incredibly wealthy government-in-exile (the ruling nationalist party, Kuomintang, ''personally'' had holdings worth around $10 billion US, a consequence of capitalist police state rule) started to lose control: while Taiwan would become one of the Four Great Asian Tigers, Taipei itself lost most international recognition as the government of all of China (only apartheid [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica South Africa]] remained an ally).
13th May '17 2:04:16 AM DienShihGeng
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