Chiang Kai-shek


Proposal to Remove Chiang Kai-shek Statue in Taiwan Stirs Controversy

Voice of America

The Transitional Justice Commission’s proposal, part of a larger plan to convert the memorial into a reflection on Taiwan’s authoritarian past, has drawn mixed reactions.


The KMT Paradox: The Anti-Communist Party or the 'One China' Party?

David Evans

Chiang Kai-shek once called communism 'a disease of the heart.' Kaohsiung mayor Han Kuo-yu now describes Taiwan and China as partners in an 'arranged marriage' who are now 'madly in love.'


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.


OPINION: Don’t Delete the Generalissimo, Contextualize Him

Jenna Cody

'His legacy ought to be studied and analyzed, if only to remember the horrors and agonies of the history of this island nation, and to educate ourselves on the importance of avoiding a backslide into totalitarianism.'


OPINION: Deleting the Generalissimo from Taiwan is the Wrong Move

Adam Hatch

'Chiang Kai-shek was the greatest single fighter of the CCP, bar none. He also led China through one of the darkest periods of its history, including a brutal war with Japan and two periods of civil war, which wrapped together were a central part of the greatest conflict in human history.'

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