Taiwan's maritime history

  • 25 March, 2018
  • jvantrieste
Time Traveler

Taiwan is an island. You only have to look at the map to see that. But whereas many islands around the world have slipped through the years just quietly getting on, Taiwan is one of those islands that have become maritime hubs. Here over the centuries, indigenous boats as well as Chinese, Japanese, and western ships have all found safe harbor- at least some of the time. And today, Taiwan is still home to big container ports and a base for ocean-going ships. One of the best places to learn about Taiwan’s maritime past is the Evergreen Maritime Museum, affiliated with the Evergreen Group, the owner of a major Taiwanese shipping company. With me to discuss Taiwan’s maritime history today is the museum’s Tsang Hsin-chih.