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2019/03/01 | The Conversation
Hsieh Hsueh-hung: Taiwan's Communist Champion of Self-Determination
Remembering her life, her heroism during the 1947 uprising, and the legacy of the communist movement in Taiwan.
2018/07/30 | 破土 New Bloom
OPINION: In Praise of Defacing the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial
Criticism of the defacing of Chiang Kai-shek's memorial miss the point, argues Brian Hioe, as long as Taiwan's government is content to revere the late dictator.
2017/03/19 | Jia Xuanning
What Teaching Film Taught Me About Political Sensitivity
'As a college teacher from China, I had to remain aware of divergent regional history and culture.' said Jia Xuanning.
2017/03/12 | Cinema Escapist
Why Anyone Who Cares About Taiwan Should Watch 'A City of Sadness'
'A City of Sadness' is not only one of Taiwan's most renowned films, but also a great way to learn about the island.
2017/03/07 | Lin Fei-fan
Lin Fei-fan: On 228, I Choose to Stand with Taiwan's Indigenous Peoples
'228 is an important historical event for every Taiwanese who lived under the oppression of the party-state system and does not distinguish between ethnic groups. But the 400 years of oppression experienced by Taiwan’s indigenous peoples is still poorly understood and rarely discussed.'
2017/03/06 | The Japan Times
Japan on the 70th Anniversary of ‘228 Incident’ in Taiwan
During the memorial event held Tuesday in Taipei on the 70th anniversary of the uprising, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen said her government will take steps to identify where the responsibility for the incident lies.
Walking Through the 228 Incident: 10 Facts About 228
Though many have heard of the bloody incident in recent years, it remains controversial. Here are 10 facts you should know about 228.
CARTOON: 70th Anniversary of the 228 Incident and China's Commemoration
China’s Taiwan Affairs Office has said it would commemorate the incident this year, claiming the 228 Incident was part of the 'Chinese people’s fight for liberation,' and accusing Taiwanese independence groups of manipulating the incident to 'tear apart Taiwanese society.'
2016/02/27 | Shih Yuan
School Officials Threaten To Ban College Students From Campus For Posting Flyers On Chiang Kai-shek Statue
An university student group called for transitional justice regarding the 228 Incident by posting flyers all over a Chiang Kai-shek statue on campus. School officials tore down the posters and threatened to ban the students from campus.
2016/02/25 | Yang
Chiang Kai-shek Among Top Nine Killers in the 20th Century and Responsible for the 228 Incident?
The February 28 Incident (228) in 1947 was a turning point for the development of democracy in Taiwan. Back then, the government violently suppressed a conflict between the people and the police, leading to tens of thousands of deaths. With the 69th anniversary of the tragedy coming up this Sunday, some have brought up that Chiang Kai-shek, often recognized as the “founding father” of the Republic of China (ROC), was most responsible for the incident.
2015/09/15 | Zou Chi
Loss of Transitional Justice: Japanese Victim of 228 Incident is Rejected Compensation from Taiwanese Government
The Ministry of the Interior said that after the break-off of the diplomatic relationship between Taiwan and Japan, there was no precedent to be conformed to, and in situations of Taiwanese citizens applying for compensation to Japanese government, like the cases of comfort women during the WWII, no compensation was granted. The Ministry of the Interior thus decided to reject the application of compensation on grounds of the principle of equality and mutual benefits.