Chinese Migration to Taiwan

Chinese Migration to Taiwan

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展區地圖:Chinese Migration to Taiwan
In the 17th century there were still vast expanses of unclaimed land, which were very attractive for people living along the crowded southeast coast of China. However, in 1684 (year 23 of the Kangxi regime), Qing Dynasty incorporated Taiwan into its domain and implemented stringent restrictions that prohibited people in Fujian and Guangdong from immigrating to Taiwan to claim land. Despite these laws, and dangers such as the Black Water Ditch (Taiwan Strait), many people still risked their lives and came to Taiwan in search of a new land to settle on and establish their homes.

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