Fun Fact: Japanese Taiwan

After losing the First Sino-Japanese War, China gave Japan control over the island of Taiwan. While Japan’s control met quite the opposition in Taiwan, they did give a two year period for the people of Taiwan to move to mainland China. Japan lost control of Taiwan after World War II, and Taiwan later became theContinue reading “Fun Fact: Japanese Taiwan”

Fun Fact: How Taiwan Became Part of China

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.