Saturday, February 21, 2004


Hsien (county), southwestern Taiwan, with an area of 778 square miles (2,016 square km). It is bordered by Chia-i hsien (north), by Kao-hsiung hsien (southeast), and by T'ai-nan shih (municipality) and the Taiwan Strait (west). In the mid-17th century, what is now T'ai-nan hsien was part of the territory ruled by Cheng Ch'eng-kung (Koxinga), who established Chinese control over Taiwan and had his capital


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