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The Spanish Experience in Taiwan, 1626–1642
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The Spanish Experience in Taiwan, 1626–1642: The Baroque Ending of a Renaissance Endeavour

Jose Eugenio Borao


Taiwan in the seventeenth century was a pivotal site of conflict between the expansionist Dutch and Spanish colonial empires. This book examines the economic and religious motives which brought the Spaniards to Taiwan from Manila in the first half of the century. Since 1624, Dutch expansion had been threatening the thriving trade between Fujian and Manila. Meanwhile, religious authorities were eager to find a staging post to enable missionaries to enter Japan in those years of strong persecution and to create an alternative entry point into China. The book's multilingual research constructs a ... More

Keywords: Taiwan, seventeenth century, Dutch, Spanish, religious, missionaries, Japan, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789622090835
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622090835.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jose Eugenio Borao, author