Forbidden nation a history of taiwan the history of china is complex and most of us in the west have only a superficial understanding of ancient and modern china we have even less of an understanding of the strategically pivotal island state of taiwan. In preparation for spending three months in taiwan i finally decided to read the forbidden nation a history of taiwan a quick note before the review i had purchased this book in early 2014 but had not had a chance to read it. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for forbidden nation a history of taiwan at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Get this from a library forbidden nation a history of taiwan jonathan manthorpe for over 400 years taiwan has suffered at the hands of multiple colonial powers but it has now entered the decade when its independence will be won or lost at the heart of taiwans story is the . Forbidden nation looks at this long history of taiwan to make sense of the volatile relationship with china at the heart of taiwans tempestuous story is the curse of geography that placed the island on the strategic cusp between the far east and southeast asia and made it the guardian of some of the worlds most lucrative trade routes
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