Taiwan's historical relations with Europe: Perspectives on the past and the present

Ann Heylen*

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Abstract

In 2006, during one of the opening speeches at an academic conference, the Minister of Education at that time, Tu Cheng-sheng, listed with a series of Western names how throughout the history of Taiwan, many people have come to this island and contributed to their Taiwan perspectives (Tu 2006: 7). The attention was drawn to the Westerners who visited Taiwan itself, and not the traditional Western encounter with the Chinese world through the image of Matteo Ricci sailing to China. It is a kind of reference that demonstrates the Taiwan style of branding that the Chen administration (2000-2008) promoted as part of its cultural policy of internationalization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Perspectives on Taiwan
PublisherVS Verlag fur Sozialwissenschaften
Pages27-45
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783531943039
ISBN (Print)3531185802, 9783531185804
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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