birth of Cheng Chen-Kung changed Taiwan¡¦s fate
the East-India Company signed commercial treaties with Cheng Jy-Long,
but as more and more misunderstandings and disputes accumulated between
the two, finally the war sparked off in the end. Cheng managed to win
the first few rounds, but as his army got weaker, the number of new
comers plunged. It was until Cheng Chen-Kung came to Taiwan had the
immigrant population began to rise again. Cheng Chen-Kung was originally
named Cheng Shen, the son of Cheng Jy-Long and a Japanese woman, Tagawa.
Cheng Chen-Kung had won the Emperor¡¦s trust and favor, he was given
the last name ¡§Chu,¡¨ the last name of the royal family, and the
first name ¡§Chen-Kung¡¨ which literally means ¡§success¡¨.