Tags: Formosa

The Pretended Asian (Michael Keevak)

Michael Keevak’s The Pretended Asian is one of only three book-length studies of George Psalmanazar that I am aware of, the other two being Frederic J. Foley’s The Great Formosan Imposter (1968) and Richard M. Swiderski’s The False Formosan: George Psalmanazar and the Eighteenth-Century Experiment of Identity (1991). Keevak builds upon and surpasses the work […]