By Jennifer Hirsch
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Taiwanese society is in the course of a huge, intriguing attempt to outline itself, looking to erect a modern id upon the root of a hugely distinct heritage. This booklet presents a radical evaluation of Taiwanese cultural lifestyles. The creation familiarizes scholars and readers with the island's key geographical and demographic beneficial properties, and gives a chronological precis of Taiwanese heritage.
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A fifteen-year-old highschool cheerleader is killed whereas riding on a perilous curve one afternoon. through that evening, her classmates have erected a roadside go embellished with silk blooms, no longer as a grim caution, yet as a loving memorial. during this learn of roadside crosses, the 1st of its sort, Holly Everett provides the background of those certain commemoratives and their courting to modern memorial tradition.
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