On the Edge of a Precipice

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in essays, places, Taiwan | No Comments
On the Edge of a Precipice

In 1895, China lost the First Sino-Japanese War to Japan and ceded Taiwan Province in the Treaty of Shimonoseki. Taiwan was a Japanese colony until 1945, the end of World War II, when it was returned back to China. Japanese intentions were to turn Taiwan into a showpiece “model colony”. Although the occupation was brutal […]