• History of Taiwan - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Taiwan The history of the island of Taiwan dates back tens of thousands of years to the earliest known evidence of human habitation. The sudden appearance of a culture based on agriculture around 3000 BC is believed to reflect the arrival of the ancestors of today's Taiwanese indigenous peoples. The island was colonized by the Dutch in the 17th century, followed by an influx of Hoklo people including ...
  • A Brief Overview of Taiwan's National History

    www.thoughtco.com/brief-history-of-taiwan-688021 A rumor in 1636 that gold dust was found in today’s Pingtung in southern Taiwan led to the arrival of the Dutch in 1624. Unsuccessful at finding gold, the Dutch attacked the Spanish who were searching for gold in Keelung on Taiwan’s northeastern coast, but they still didn’t find anything.
  • History of Taiwan | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/topic/history-of-Taiwan Other articles where History of Taiwan is discussed: Taiwan: History: There are references to Taiwan in Chinese court records dating to the 3rd century bce. The first recorded contact between China and Taiwan occurred in 239 ce, when the Chinese emperor sent a 10,000-man mission to Taiwan to explore the island. In…
  • History of Taiwan | Life of Taiwan Tours

    lifeoftaiwan.com/about-taiwan/history Discover more about the history of Taiwan, from aboriginal times to modern day. Taiwan’s people have shaped the island’s history, with deep influences of local experience and impact of China and Japan.
  • A Brief History of Taiwan - SpainExchange Country Guide

    www.studycountry.com/guide/TW-history.htm A brief history of Taiwan will be discussed below. Pre-history of Taiwan 1896 map of Formosa, Taiwan During the Late Pleistocene, the mainland and Taiwan were joined together until roughly 10,000 years ago when the sea levels went up. Human remnants dating back to 20,000 to 30,000 years have been discovered in the country.
  • History of Taiwan - Lonely Planet Travel Information

    www.lonelyplanet.com/taiwan/history Taiwan under Cheng and Qing. Though continued western encroachment into Taiwan undoubtedly displeased the Ming court, over in Beijing the emperor had bigger problems; the dynasty itself was in collapse. One staunch Ming loyalist in exile would have a lasting impact on Taiwanese history; Admiral Cheng Cheng-kung, also known as Koxinga, sought refuge with his troops on the small island of Kinmen ...
  • Taiwan Interesting Facts and History

    www.thoughtco.com/taiwan-facts-and-history-195091 History of Taiwan Humans first settled the island of Taiwan as early as 30,000 years ago, although the identity of those first inhabitants is unclear. Around 2,000 BCE or earlier, farming people from the mainland of China immigrated to Taiwan.
  • HISTORY - Taiwan.gov.tw

    taiwan.gov.tw/content_3.php The ROC government relocated to Taiwan in 1949 while fighting a civil war with the Chinese Communist Party. Since then, the ROC has continued to exercise effective jurisdiction over the main island of Taiwan and a number of outlying islands, leaving Taiwan and China each under the rule of a different government.
  • Taiwan | History, Flag, Map, Capital, Population, & Facts ...

    www.britannica.com/place/Taiwan Taiwan, island in the western Pacific Ocean that lies roughly 100 miles (160 km) off the coast of southeastern China. Taipei, in the north, is the seat of government of the Republic of China (ROC; Nationalist China). Learn more about the history of Taiwan in this article.
  • What's behind the China-Taiwan divide? - BBC News

    www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34729538 What is the history and source of this tension? The first known settlers in Taiwan are Austronesian tribal people thought to have come from modern day southern China.