The Pretended Asian

George Psalmanazar's Eighteenth-century Formosan Hoax
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In the summer of 1703, George Psalmanazar traveled to London posing as an East Asian native from Formosa - now modern Taiwan. In the following year, Psalmanazar published a book about his native country, A Historical and Geographical Description of Formosa, a highly entertaining account of exotic Asiatic customs, replete…

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