Unusual Chinese art image 87 ‘The Formosan Savage’

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An interesting reflection as Donald J Trump toys with the status of modern-day Taiwan. This 1924 book cover for ‘In Beautiful Formosa’ by Marjorie Landsborough describes the subject as ‘A Young Formosan Savage’! Doesn’t look particularly savage to us but times have rather changed¬†. . .

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