Friday, February 1, 2013

More on Koxinga and Dajia

 In 1961, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China and the 300th anniversary of Koxinga's arrival in Taiwan, Chiang Ching-kuo (then head of Taiwan's security services, later its president) commissioned what was then the world's largest statue of Koxinga. Like the Koxinga shrine I wrote about recently, it stands on Mount Tiezhen (鐵砧山) near Dajia.

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