【吉客沙龍】The Offshore Islands of Taiwan - A Marine Conversazione

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吉客鏈:從海洋看台灣 X 海洋生態及文化感知 X 2023 跳島旅遊

 

Beautiful and International


Taiwan was formerly known as 'Formosa' which means a 'beautiful island'. I was raised on this island without knowing too much about its coastal. My generation acknowledged Taiwan as an extended base of Chinese culture and spirit.


Photo Credit | Chi Hsu

In recent years, foreign historians and local scholars have revealed how the Dutch opened Taiwan's maritime potential during the Discovery Era and Spanish, British onwards.


So Taiwan's coastal waters and islands aren't only beautiful but also truly international.


Taiwan is a constitutional island country, the territory of which covers numerous isles and islets. Currently, Taiwan's geopolitical status including its islands has attracted enormous attentions. This was also true in the past.


To learn more about Taiwan's geopolitical role in history. I selected three books to read - Empire of the Winds (by Philip Bowring), Sea Power (by Admiral James Stavridis) and W