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Located in northern Taiwan, Taipei is not only the administrative seat of the government of the Republic of China, but also the principal cultural and economic center and transportation hub. With a 1986 population of 5.5 million, it was then the fastest growing city in Asia. Taipei is an international-class city, and combines the best of old China and modern Taiwan.

Taipei is also the center for many Christian churches, mission agencies, and theological seminaries. The central offices and guest centers for both the General Conference Mennonite mission in Taiwan and the Fellowship of Mennonite Churches in Taiwan are located in Taipei. In 1986 seven of the 17 Mennonite churches in Taiwan were in Taipei.

Author(s) Sheldon V Sawatzky
Date Published 1989

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Sawatzky, Sheldon V. "Taipei (Taiwan)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1989. Web. 28 Apr 2017.

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Sawatzky, Sheldon V. (1989). Taipei (Taiwan). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 April 2017, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 870. All rights reserved.

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