228 Incident


The Forgotten Victims of the White Terror

Bart Dashorst

Southeast Asian students were victims of White Terror in Taiwan, too. A narrow Taiwan-centric history can unfortunately neglect their stories.


Hsieh Hsueh-hung: Taiwan's Communist Champion of Self-Determination

The Conversation

Remembering her life, her heroism during the 1947 uprising, and the legacy of the communist movement in Taiwan.


OPINION: There Can Be No Transitional Justice Without Truth of Those Involved

TNL Staff

Two researchers appraise transitional justice through the lens of China’s Tiananmen Square Massacre and Taiwan’s 228 Incident.


OPINION: In Praise of Defacing the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial

New Bloom

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.


What Teaching Film Taught Me About Political Sensitivity

Jia Xuanning

'As a college teacher from China, I had to remain aware of divergent regional history and culture.' said Jia Xuanning.


Why Anyone Who Cares About Taiwan Should Watch 'A City of Sadness'

Cinema Escapist

'A City of Sadness' is not only one of Taiwan's most renowned films, but also a great way to learn about the island.

蔡英文 Tsai Ing-wen 原住民

Lin Fei-fan: On 228, I Choose to Stand with Taiwan's Indigenous Peoples

Lin Fei-fan

'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.'

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