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Barbaren, rebellen en mandarijnen: De VOC in de slag met China in de Gouden Eeuw by Aad van Amstel (review)

Barbaren, rebellen en mandarijnen: De VOC in de slag met China in de Gouden Eeuw by Aad van... 492 China Review International: Vol. 19, No. 3, 2012 Aad van Amstel. Barbaren, rebellen en mandarijnen: De VOC in de slag met China in de Gouden Eeuw. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Thoeris, 2011. 368 pp. Paperback 23.50, isbn 978-90-72219-65-7. In February 2012, a Taiwanese delegation, consisting of the minister of indigenous affairs, Sun Ta-ch'uan, and fifty-five indigenous district officials, visited Holland on a fact-finding mission. The visitors were received at Leiden University and at the National Archives in The Hague, where the archives of the former Dutch East India Company [Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC)] are kept. The objective of these Taiwanese visitors was to acquire more knowledge about their own history during the so-called Dutch colonial period in Taiwan. Starting with the establishment of Castle Zeelandia in the summer of 1624, the Dutch ran a colonial administration until they had to surrender power to the Chinese warlord and Ming loyalist Zheng Chenggong, alias Coxinga, on February 1, 1662. During the thirty-seven years that the Dutch maritime trading company more or less controlled large parts of the island, its functionaries, merchants, local administrators, and clergymen kept diaries and travelogues and wrote various reports about their daily encounters with the indigenous peoples http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Barbaren, rebellen en mandarijnen: De VOC in de slag met China in de Gouden Eeuw by Aad van Amstel (review)

China Review International , Volume 19 (3) – Apr 15, 2012

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492 China Review International: Vol. 19, No. 3, 2012 Aad van Amstel. Barbaren, rebellen en mandarijnen: De VOC in de slag met China in de Gouden Eeuw. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Thoeris, 2011. 368 pp. Paperback 23.50, isbn 978-90-72219-65-7. In February 2012, a Taiwanese delegation, consisting of the minister of indigenous affairs, Sun Ta-ch'uan, and fifty-five indigenous district officials, visited Holland on a fact-finding mission. The visitors were received at Leiden University and at the National Archives in The Hague, where the archives of the former Dutch East India Company [Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC)] are kept. The objective of these Taiwanese visitors was to acquire more knowledge about their own history during the so-called Dutch colonial period in Taiwan. Starting with the establishment of Castle Zeelandia in the summer of 1624, the Dutch ran a colonial administration until they had to surrender power to the Chinese warlord and Ming loyalist Zheng Chenggong, alias Coxinga, on February 1, 1662. During the thirty-seven years that the Dutch maritime trading company more or less controlled large parts of the island, its functionaries, merchants, local administrators, and clergymen kept diaries and travelogues and wrote various reports about their daily encounters with the indigenous peoples

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Published: Apr 15, 2012

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