Slightly bigger than Japan’s Kyushu and Canada’s Vancouver Island, Taiwan (Formosa) is home to over 23 million people.
Taiwan is situated on crossroads and frontiers. Located on a blurry division between East and Southeast Asia, Taiwan has been a crucial trade link between these regions since the 17th century—creating an ideal setting for the mixing of diverse cultures within its borders.
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- The Island’s Many Names
- Taiwan’s Diverse Communities
- The Languages of Taiwan
- A Timeline of Taiwanese History