Forbidden Nation: A History of Taiwan – Jonathan Manthorpe

I must admit I am a typical product of Western education, completely oblivious to almost all of Asia's history, but for the most momentous events. So when my Taiwanese-Canadian friend asked me what I would like to get for a 'not-so-secret' Santa I asked for a book about Taiwan. When she talks about the island's …

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Q1 2020 round-up

The first quarter of 2020 finished. The new decade has begun with a real bang. By now I think we've all had a chance to experience the lockdown and some of us maybe even got used to it. I hope you are all safe and sound. It still surprises me how much the world can …

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