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Chinese Seize Control of Taiwan from Dutch East India Company (1662)

In 1624, the Dutch founded forts in southern Taiwan. Two years later, the Spanish occupied the northern part of the island. The Dutch expelled the Spanish in 1641 and assumed control of the entire island but were, in turn, forced to abandon it when Koxinga, a general of the Ming dynasty of China, successfully laid siege to the main Dutch settlement, Fort Zeelandia, and took the island in 1662, establishing an independent kingdom. What happened to the colony's governor, Frederick Coyett? More...
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Chinese Seize Control of Taiwan from Dutch East India Company (1662)
In 1624, the Dutch founded forts in southern Taiwan. Two years later, the Spanish occupied the northern part of the island. The Dutch expelled the Spanish in 1641 and assumed control of the entire island but were, in turn, forced to abandon it when Koxinga, a general of the Ming dynasty of China, successfully laid siege to the main Dutch settlement, Fort Zeelandia, and took the island in 1662, establishing an independent kingdom.
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This is the difference. China, Japan and India could fight back. Black Africans, Native Americans and, say, Polynesians, could unfortunately not, because they were technologically less advanced. This is why there were Black slaves in Americas and why Native Americans and Polynesians are not independent nations. Most unfortunately, of course.
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The period of Koxinga rule (1661-1683) was short in Taiwan's history. The periods of Dutch and Spanish rule were short, too. In the result, the ruled had not shaped at that time their own political identity. For the next 212 years, Taiwan was ruled by a local government of imperial China (nothing to do with Communism) and there was almost no Taiwanese political or cultural identity during that time.
Since 1895 a modern style legal system was brought to Taiwan by the Japanese colonists. More importantly, Taiwan became a specific jurisdiction within the whole Japanese empire, having its own laws and court system different from that of metropolitan Japan. The term, and concept of, "Taiwan law", thus emerged.

For those of you not interested in Communist propaganda, and not regretting that German Democratic Republic was not a leading force uniting Germany, the following book may be of beneficial interest.
Author: Wang, Tay-Sheng
Book Title: Legal innovations in Asia
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014

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In 1624, the Dutch founded forts in southern Taiwan. Two years later, the Spanish occupied the northern part of the island. The Dutch expelled the Spanish in 1641 and assumed control of the entire island but were, in turn, forced to abandon it when Koxinga, a general of the Ming dynasty of China, successfully laid siege to the main Dutch settlement, Fort Zeelandia, and took the island in 1662, establishing an independent kingdom.
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