Formosan Odyssey: Taiwan, Past and Present

Formosan Odyssey: Taiwan, Past and Present

by John Grant Ross


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910736227
Publisher: Camphor Press Ltd
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Pages: 258
Sales rank: 884,194
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

John Ross was born in New Zealand in 1968. He has spent most of the past quarter century living in and writing about Asia. His extensive travels - undertaken alone and far off the beaten track - include exploration in Papua New Guinea, dispatches from the Karen insurgency in Burma, and searches in the Gobi Desert and Altai Mountains on the trail of an ancient Mongolian myth. Ross lives in a small town in Taiwan, the subject of his recently reissued "Formosan Odyssey." His latest book is "You Don't Know China." When not writing, reading, or lusting over maps, he can be found working on the family farm.

Table of Contents

1. The 9-21 Earthquake
2. The Tooth-Pulling Preacher
3. To the Mountains
4. Taipei
5. The Shoe Man
6. The Dutch
7. Amazons and Trojan Horses
8. The Mariner's Graveyard
9. Days of High Adventure
10. Culture Shock
11. Gods and Ghosts
12. Tracking Matsu
13. Peach Town
14. Cannibals
15. Japan's Showcase Colony
16. The Hell Camp of Kinkaseki
17. The White Terror
18. Island Fortress
19. Liquid Gold
20. Snakes and Lagers
21. Searching For Paradise
22. Harnessing Qi
23. The Miracle
Afterword: The Retirement Home

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