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Also known by its Portuguese name Formosa, the island of Taiwan lies some 160 km to the east of the Chinese province of Fujian in the Pacific Ocean and covers an area of roughly 36,000 km2 (Asia, see map). From the 16th century onward, it became the target of increasing immigration from the nearby Chinese mainland, in the course of which the native Malayo-Polynesian population …

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Clart, Philip, “Taiwan”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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