From Shakyamuni Buddha to Science Parks TAIWAN is much more than a travelogue. Rakesh Bharitiya travels to Taiwan as the leader of a delegation of Scientists. However his keep eye not only captures the Taiwanese progress in new technology areas and the resulting material affluence but also wonders at the Taiwanese capability to conserve the cultural baggage brought along with by supporters of Chiang-Kai-Shek from the mainland China as also the culture of indigenous people. In his capacity as an accomplished writer from the land of Shakyamuni Buddha he traces the state of Buddha’s legacy in modern day Taiwan and finds that Buddha continues to be a major influence, unlike in mainland China. Looking at the American influence on the youth of Taiwan, he, however, wonders how long the teachings of Buddha or Confucius will continue to be relevant for the people of Taiwan.
An absorbing book which enables the reader to peep into the technological advancement, material affluence, cultural identity and religious beliefs of the beautiful island known as TAIWAN. A must for potential tourists as well as for serious research students and technology collaborators.