From Far Formosa Paperback

The Island, Its People and Missions

by George Leslie Mackay;

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From Far Formosa

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First published in 1896 and based on extracts from diaries, notes and reports, this work, edited by J. A. Macdonald, tells of the nearly three decades that George Mackay (1844-1901) spent on the island of Formosa (now Taiwan). In 1872 the Canadian Presbyterian priest arrived in northern Taiwan and set up a new missionary station. Within a month of his arrival he had made his first convert, a Chinese named Giam Chheng Hoa. Mackay married a local woman, with whom he had three children, and made numerous trips around the island, founded a hospital and established a college. He also gathered specimens of local fauna and flora that formed the cornerstone of a museum. Mackay offers vivid descriptions of Formosan geography, culture and animal life; his interpretation of the syncretic 'heathenism' of Formosa as a 'dark damning nightmare' is characteristic of the Western viewpoint of his time.

From Far Formosa by George Leslie Mackay was published by Cambridge Library Collection in October 2011. The ISBN for From Far Formosa is 9781108037723.

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Details for From Far Formosa

Page last updated 4th March 2012
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge Library Collection (October 2011)
Number of Pages392
Thickness22 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4027507
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