The Republic of China was founded in 1911 and moved its seat of government from mainland China to Taiwan in 1949. Situated in the far western Pacific, Taiwan covers an area of 36,000 square kilometers (about .38 percent of the area of the USA) and has a population of 20 million. Its population density—556 persons per square kilometer—is one of the highest in the world and is over 20 times the population density of the USA. The absence of rich natural resources mandates that the Taiwanese workforce be highly productive in order that industry may be competitive; hence, a comprehensive educational system is needed to effectively develop productive abilities of the dense population.
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Lee, L.-S. (1990). A Perspective of Technology Education in Taiwan, Republic of China. Journal of Technology Education, 2(1), 1–9. DOI: http://doi.org/10.21061/jte.v2i1.a.4