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Missionary Spotlight-Taiwan
February 2000
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Missionary Spotlight-Taiwan

Taiwan’s churches under pressure The Protestant church in Taiwan grew particularly during the final part of the nineteenth century as a result of missionary endeavour. From the 1890s, Taiwan was colonised by Japan, who controlled it into the first half of the twentieth century and throughout two world wars. As time wore on, Japanese persecution of the church increased and Western missionaries had to leave the country. When the missionaries returned after the Second World War, they found that the church had endured much suffering, yet had grown amongst the aboriginal tribes. This growth continued until the 1960s, by which time many aboriginal people were...

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February 2000
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Missionary Spotlight – Taiwan Fact File

Taiwan Fact File Area – 13,900 square miles. Previously known as Formosa, it is about 100 miles from the Chinese mainland. It comprises the island of Taiwan, and the Pescadores, Matsu, and Quemoy islands.   Environment – A tropical climate, with typhoons during the monsoon season (June to August). Forested mountains (highest point 13,113 ft) run the length of Taiwan. There is a broad, fertile plain to the west.   Population – 22 million, mainly living in the western coastal plain, one of the most crowded parts of the world.   Urbanisation – 74%.   Life expectancy – 77 years.   Literacy – 92%.  ...

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Missionary Spotlight-Frontier between Faith and Idolatry
February 2000
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Missionary Spotlight-Frontier between Faith and Idolatry

Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa, is situated in the South China Sea, approximately 100 miles from the Chinese mainland. It is a leaf-shaped island slightly smaller than Switzerland. Its population of twenty-two million is mainly urban and crowded into the western coastal plain, one of the most crowded parts of the world. Except for about 325,000 aboriginal people, the people of Taiwan originate from the Chinese mainland. Some emigrated four hundred years ago and consider themselves indigenous Taiwanese, while others moved across from mainland China after the Chinese Civil War (1949). The official language is Mandarin Chinese, although recently there has been a resurgence of...

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