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Beyond Our Borders

Taiwan (#114)

Known as the Ilha Formosa, or Beautiful Island, Taiwan is a lesson in contrasts--ancient and modern, bustling cities and peaceful retreats. These contrasts are explored with visits to such places as Taipei, said to be the second most densely populated city in the world, and the historical city of Tainan. Alishan, Beitou, Taroko Gorge, Penghu Island, Yenshui, and festivals at Taitung and Pingshi offer an additional glimpse into Taiwanese culture. [19 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: American students retain geography and history information better when they experience living images of world cultures. These programs about some of the world’s major countries help students understand other peoples’ environments, values, and significant historical contributions.

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