Name and Image of Taiwan
From the changes in the name of the island clearly show the trend of internationalization in Taiwan's early history. Since the 16th century, Taiwan has been an important navigational landmark in the East Asian waters, and it was referred to as Dongfan, Keelung, Tamsui, Beigang and Tâi-oân and Taiwan by Han Chinese people, who navigated the waters nearby. The Japanese referred to Taiwan as Takasago, while the Western nations also started using the name Ilha Formosa on their maps and in their texts. Through the dissemination of such documents, Taiwan became known on the stage of world history.