Sunday, January 15, 2006

Taiwan as an opt of the countries in CIA world fact book

CIA World fact book

其實我是先要找Venezuela才翻到這頁的……

網頁蠻詳盡的,許多資料性的東西也新
而且除了國家之外,還有部分主要地區本身也是分類項目
但一切以英文為主,歐語系國家有變音的標示,但不很完善就是

發現一:China是老母雞的圖形沒錯,而東南角的臺灣也赫然在列
(好啦 是我心理上不能直接接受,不過Taiwan這個選項在"Z"之後喔)

發現二:德國2005年人口成長率為0%,真是控制得當耶!

發現三:以下是對臺灣的描述
In 1895, military defeat forced China to cede Taiwan to Japan.
Taiwan reverted to Chinese control after World War II.
Following the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan
and established a government using the 1946 constitution drawn up for all of China.
Over the next five decades, the ruling authorities gradually democratized and incorporated the
native population within the governing structure.
In 2000, Taiwan underwent its first peaceful transfer of power from the Nationalist to the
Democratic Progressive Party.
Throughout this period, the island prospered and became one of East Asia's economic "Tigers."
The dominant political issues continue to be the relationship between Taiwan and
China - specifically the question of eventual unification - as well as domestic political and
economic reform.
1)亞洲四小龍英譯為四小虎喔,因為英語世界中的相對字"dragon"並沒有中文世界「龍」字的好意涵。
2)看這種外人概略性的介紹,就知道人家對臺灣的粗略印象是什麼(當然要考慮到這是美國CIA的簡介)。

在所有排序到Z之後,又附註了Taiwan跟European Union,看了心情真是複雜。
臺灣的存在,在世界上是一項奇蹟……
說起來,中華民國與偏安的東漢、東晉、南宋甚至南明,在歷史上應該會被評為同價(我說中國歷史),
只是我們偏安之久與偏度之大,光在中國歷史上就顯得十分有趣了,
何況這次我們面對的不是什麼南蠻東夷西戎北狄之流的胡人,而是文化上比我們更正統的「中國人」,
歷史由他們寫,不是我們。

雖我對臺灣的國家認同感蠻薄弱,但對它的關心卻一分不減的。

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