Sunday, September 2, 2018

Fact of the Day: Old Taiwan

While close to China's coast, Taiwan was mostly isolated from the world until the 17th century when Dutch and Spanish imperialists made changes that opened the island up to Han immigration. After a brief rule by the Kingdom of Tungning (which was loyal to the crumbling Ming dynasty), Taiwan was annexed by the Qing dynasty. 

5 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Sure lasted a while being left alone

Al said...

Interesting, and they've got a very unpredictable future now.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Martha said...

That is quite interesting

Mary Kirkland said...

I don't know anything about their history so this was interesting.