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2017/05/10 | Jenna Cody
OPINION: Don’t Delete the Generalissimo, Contextualize Him
'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.'
2017/05/09 | Adam Hatch
OPINION: Deleting the Generalissimo from Taiwan is the Wrong Move
'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.'
2017/05/06 | Matthew Geason
OPINION: Deleting the Generalissimo from Taiwan is the Right Move
'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.
2017/04/26 | Jeremy Olivier
Re-Evaluating the Legacy of Chiang Ching-kuo
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.
2017/04/24 | Rosemary Chen
Burying a Dictator: Fresh Bid to Remove All Statues of Chiang Kai-shek in Taiwan
'Statues [of Chiang] are the final remnant of the [Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)] authoritarian regime, which has to be removed if a full-fledged democracy is to be realized.'
2017/02/28 | James Baron
Ghosts of the Stronato: Asunción's Taiwanese Expats a Dying Breed
In 1986 the Taiwan leader was granted his own effigy in Paraguay's capital. But what of Taiwan's expats in Paraguay today?
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.'
2017/01/25 | David Prentice
Is Taiwan Ready to Kick the Generalissimo, Again?
Students at a Taipei university think it is time Taiwan stops honoring an authoritarian dictator.
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.
2015/11/26 | Zou Chi
Harvard Researcher Says Chiang Kai-shek Fighting Back against China Was A Disguise
Jay Taylor believes that soon after Chiang retreated to Taiwan, he gave up his plan to recover the lost Mainland China. Chiang prepared to take root in Taiwan, but he kept pretending to want to recover China as a bargaining chip to stabilize domestic affairs and negotiate with the US.