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On the Front Lines of Taiwan's History in Kinmen

Once the focal point of hostilities between China and Taiwan, the Kinmen archipelago has evolved into a fascinating tourist destination.

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Re-Imagining the Formosan Flag: Taiwan's First Appeal for International Help

Shannon Lin

'The difference between the two tigers is hidden in their eyes; the obverse side has undilated pupils while the reverse has dilated ones. Researchers believe this contrast is a metaphor for day and night, symbolizing constant vigilance.'

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Remembering Green Island’s First Political Prisoners

ZiQing Low

Today marks 66 years since the first group of political prisoners were taken to Taiwan’s Green Island.

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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.'

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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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OPINION: Deleting the Generalissimo from Taiwan is the Right Move

Matthew Geason

'For those who believe that this debate was laid to rest, recall that if there was severance with the past, there would be no need for a truth and reconciliation commission,' argues Matthew Geason.

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Re-Evaluating the Legacy of Chiang Ching-kuo

Jeremy Olivier

Tomorrow marks the 107th anniversary of Chiang Ching-kuo’s birth. Jeremy Olivier questions whether the Generalissimo’s son was really the great initiator of democratic change so many politicians and academics like to say he was.

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