History of Missions
Taiwan's Political History and Background
From Far Formosa - George L. Mackay orig. 1896,
Reprinted 2002, S.M.C. Publishing
Inc., Taiwan, ISBN 957-638-072-3
Read about the first missionary work among the Taiwanese Hoklo and
Aboriginal tribes in North Taiwan in the 1800's
Current Culture, Politics, etc.
Formosa Betrayed - George H. Kerr © 1965, 2d Ed.
1992, 2005, pub. Taiwan Publishing Co.
If you want to understand why Taiwan is in the strange state of
"unrecognized" sovereignty, and why there is a sharp divide between
pro-China "pan-blue" and pro-independence "pan green, read this
heart-wrenching account of the
post-WWII Taiwan where Chiang Kai Shek's Nationalist Party siezed control,
corrupted and subverted the government and massacred thousands of
Taiwanese who sought to object to the corruption.
Heijin: Organized Crime, Business, and Politics in Taiwan -
Ko-lin Chin © 2003 M. E. Sharpe, Inc. ISBN 0-7656-1220-8
Read how the corruption legacy of the Nationalist Party's forty years of
military dictatorship has led to many of today's links between public
officials and organized crime.