History UsefulNotes / Taiwan

1st Jan '17 8:49:32 AM AlexHoskins
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* AffablyEvil martial-arts assassin Shenhua of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' is Taiwanese.

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* AffablyEvil * DarkActionGirl and martial-arts assassin Shenhua of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' is Taiwanese.
20th Oct '16 9:54:44 AM Morgenthaler
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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 [[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, [[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, after which it fell into the hands of China's Nationalist government. When they lost the Chinese Civil War to [[RedChina [[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, [[KatanasOfTheRisingSun [[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).
1st May '16 1:03:54 PM MarqFJA
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In the Late Nineties, the left-leaning pan-Green coalition won the Presidency, launching Taiwan back into the realm of international politics as then-President Chen Shui-bian began proclaiming that Taiwan was seeking its independence from China; previous to this, both Taiwan and mainland China had laid claim to all of China despite neither having formal diplomatic or economic relations with each other until the early 2000s. Still, when no serious move towards independence materialized, combined with a general economic downturn linked to Japan's economic bubble burst and rumbles of even worse corruption began to surface. Since 2008, changing political fortunes inflicted a catastrophic blow on the pan-Green coalition (including the DPP), with the pan-Blues (led by the KMT) winning a supermajority in the legislature and regaining the presidency. In particular, a return of the 80s-style capitalist supercorruption among leading political figures, including DPP President Chen (who had already met his term limits, and was arrested on said charges) hurt the DPP's reputation substantially.

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In the Late Nineties, the left-leaning pan-Green coalition won the Presidency, launching Taiwan back into the realm of international politics as then-President Chen Shui-bian began proclaiming that Taiwan was seeking its independence from China; previous to this, both Taiwan and mainland China had laid claim to all of China despite neither having formal diplomatic or economic relations with each other until the early 2000s. Still, when no serious move towards independence materialized, combined with a general economic downturn linked to Japan's economic bubble burst and rumbles of even worse corruption began to surface. Since 2008, changing political fortunes inflicted a catastrophic blow on the pan-Green coalition (including the DPP), with the pan-Blues (led by the KMT) winning a supermajority in the legislature and regaining the presidency. In particular, a return of the 80s-style capitalist supercorruption among leading political figures, including DPP President Chen (who had already met his term limits, and was arrested on said charges) hurt the DPP's reputation substantially.
5th Jan '16 12:37:49 AM wkcia
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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.
11th Jul '15 11:29:07 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{Cytus}}'' features the special Timeline chapter, a telling of Taiwanese history through music, visual art, and an EasterEgg webpage, starting at 6 million BC and going into the present, and then continues into the future to tell a GreenAesop.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Cytus}}'' features the special Timeline chapter, a telling of Taiwanese history through music, visual art, and an EasterEgg webpage, starting at 6 million BC and going into the present, and then continues continuing into predictions of the future to tell a GreenAesop.
2nd Jul '15 7:08:43 AM Winter
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* ''Manga/{{Nobunagun}}'' starts with a Japanese school trip to Taiwan, specifically to the southern city of Kaohsiung and the very colorful temples near [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Pond,_Kaohsiung Lotus Pond]]. The main character encounters a food stall owner who learned Japanese from his grandfather. And then the monsters attack.
2nd Jul '15 1:30:44 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{Cytus}}'' features the special Timeline chapter, a telling of Taiwanese history through music, visual art, and an EasterEgg webpage, starting at 6 million BC and going into the present, and then continues into the future to tell a GreenAesop.
19th Jun '15 7:28:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheWeddingBanquet'' is about a Taiwanese immigrant to the US whose parents come from the old country on the occasion of his wedding.

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* ''TheWeddingBanquet'' ''Film/TheWeddingBanquet'' is about a Taiwanese immigrant to the US whose parents come from the old country on the occasion of his wedding.



* ''ThreeTimes'' is a BoyMeetsGirl story that takes place three times over, at three different points in the modern history of Taiwan. It shows how much its society and culture have changed over the past century.

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* ''ThreeTimes'' ''Film/ThreeTimes'' is a BoyMeetsGirl story that takes place three times over, at three different points in the modern history of Taiwan. It shows how much its society and culture have changed over the past century.
1st Jun '15 11:20:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''YiYi'' is a SliceOfLife story centered on an ordinary Taiwanese family.

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* ''YiYi'' ''Film/YiYi'' is a SliceOfLife story centered on an ordinary Taiwanese family.
20th May '15 11:07:29 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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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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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). 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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