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Ep 186 Lost Episodes | Dr. Jerome Keating PhD, The Mapping of Taiwan

By Felicia Lin

A note from Talking Taiwan host Felicia Lin:

It’s Thursday and we’re releasing another lost episode of Talking Taiwan! We’ve discovered some never before published, “lost” episodes of Talking Taiwan that were recorded 10 years ago, when Talking Taiwan was being created, and we’ve decided to re-release them on Thursdays.

This week’s lost episode of Talking Taiwan features Jerome Keating, the author of The Mapping of Taiwan, Desired Economies, Coveted Geographies, New Perspectives on Cartography, Competing Monopolies and the Destiny of Taiwan.

We’ve had Jerome on Talking Taiwan twice in the past. In fact, in episode 97 he gives a great synopsis of the history of Taiwan. That episode was also the number one episode of 2020. And in episode 98 he talks about the books he’s written. Be sure to check out those episodes to learn more about Dr. Keating.


Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:


  • Jerome Keating’ book, The Mapping of Taiwan, Desired Economies, Coveted Geographies, New Perspectives on Cartography, Competing Monopolies and the Destiny of Taiwan
  • The meaning behind the title of Jerome’s book
  • The purpose behind the Dutch and Spanish colonization of Taiwan
  • How Japan was the first to control the entire island of Taiwan
  • Taiwan’s trade history
  • Taiwan’s fong tian jade
  • How the indigenous people of Taiwan were Taiwan’s first traders
  • The Austronesian empire


Related Links:

The Mapping of Taiwan, Desired Economies, Coveted Geographies New Perspectives on Cartography Competing Monopolies and the Destiny of Taiwan




Fong tian jade:


Austronesian peoples:


Taiwan: Austronesian Past, Pacific Future

(by Michael Turton):


Taiwan and the Pacific: One Big, Happy Austronesian Family (an article from The Diplomat):


Understanding the History of Taiwan through Dr. Jerome Keating (Episode 97):


Dr. Jerome Keating’s Books: Mapping, Paradigm Shifts, and his Favorite Quotes (Episode 98):

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