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Keelung Harbor today. The island in the background is part of the collapsed caldera that forms the harbor, and was used as a landmark by the American ships in their 1854 visit.

America, Taiwan, and the Inevitability of History

Taiwan as an American island? A historical possibility courtesy of Commodore Matthew Perry

Michael Turton
Jun 16, 2018 · 7 min read
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George Henry Preble
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Commodore Matthew Perry
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American commissioner in China, Dr. Peter Parker
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Manchu language
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Dutch built Fort Zeelandia

American Citizens for Taiwan | 美臺會

Helping Americans understand the importance of Taiwan to…

Michael Turton

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Michael Turton is a longtime expat in Taiwan, who operates the well known blog The View from Taiwan on Taiwan politics, history, and culture.

American Citizens for Taiwan | 美臺會

Helping Americans understand the importance of Taiwan to the United States

Michael Turton

Written by

Michael Turton is a longtime expat in Taiwan, who operates the well known blog The View from Taiwan on Taiwan politics, history, and culture.

American Citizens for Taiwan | 美臺會

Helping Americans understand the importance of Taiwan to the United States

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