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Introduction

Introduction G LO B A L I S L A N D : TA IWA N A N D T H E WO R L D JAMES LIN University of Washington GRAEME READ Australian National University PETER THILLY University of Mississippi From an island embedded in early modern trade networks through its inter- actions with colonial and imperial powers, and as a site for development and democracy, Taiwan has been shaped by its global connections and in turn has changed the world. Understanding Taiwan within a global context reveals not just how Taiwan’s history, society, and culture have unfolded but also how Taiwan has played a crucial role in transnational processes as a site of global knowledge production. Although Taiwan is an island, physically separated from other land- masses by seas on all sides, its societal and cultural formations have been undeniably shaped by interactions unhindered by those physical limita- tions. According to “Out of Taiwan” theory, which extends this history into the distant past, the Austronesian migration across Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean, and the South Pacific originated on the island more than four thousand years ago (Bellwood et al. 2011). During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the emergence http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

G LO B A L I S L A N D : TA IWA N A N D T H E WO R L D JAMES LIN University of Washington GRAEME READ Australian National University PETER THILLY University of Mississippi From an island embedded in early modern trade networks through its inter- actions with colonial and imperial powers, and as a site for development and democracy, Taiwan has been shaped by its global connections and in turn has changed the world. Understanding Taiwan within a global context reveals not just how Taiwan’s history, society, and culture have unfolded but also how Taiwan has played a crucial role in transnational processes as a site of global knowledge production. Although Taiwan is an island, physically separated from other land- masses by seas on all sides, its societal and cultural formations have been undeniably shaped by interactions unhindered by those physical limita- tions. According to “Out of Taiwan” theory, which extends this history into the distant past, the Austronesian migration across Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean, and the South Pacific originated on the island more than four thousand years ago (Bellwood et al. 2011). During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the emergence

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Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture ReviewUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jun 23, 2020

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