This drawing by Caspar Schmalkalden shows a landdag in process. Landdag ceremonies were a key institution of Dutch rule over the aborigines. Here, aboriginal elders are seated at long tables. Above them sits the governor, in a special gazebo, flanked by an honor guard of Dutch soldiers. In the foreground, aborigines and Dutchmen converse in groups. Used by permission of the Gotha Research Library (Gotha Forschungsbibliotek) (finding aid: Chart. B 533, fos. 288v-299).

From How Taiwan became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han colonization in the seventeenth century by Tonio Andrade

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  • Landdag Ceremony on Taiwan, c. 1652 This drawing by Caspar Schmalkalden shows a landdag in process. Landdag ceremonies were a key institution of Dutch rule over the aborigines. Here, aboriginal elders are seated at long tables. Above them sits the governor, in a special gazebo, flanked by an honor guard of Dutch soldiers. In the foreground, aborigines and Dutchmen converse in groups. Used by permission of the Gotha Research Library (Gotha Forschungsbibliotek) (finding aid: Chart. B 533, fos. 288v-299).