Epilogue; The Baroque Ending

José Eugenio Borao Mateo

in The Spanish Experience in Taiwan, 1626–1642

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9789622090835
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207417 | DOI:
Epilogue; The Baroque Ending

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The history of the Spanish presence in Taiwan can be summarized as a Renaissance adventure that after ten years of searching for consolidation lost its mission, and ended in Baroque pessimism. The reasons for the Spanish arrival were as neatly squared as the fortress they built and left behind: trade, the counterbalance of Dutch power, and missionary access to China and Japan.

Keywords: Spanish presence; Taiwan; Renaissance; Baroque; trade; Dutch power; China; Japan

Chapter.  3193 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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