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2020/08/26 | Bart Dashorst

Will the 'Detention' TV Adaptation Address Its Gender Problems?

The TV adaptation of 'Detention' is not just a sign of success, but an opportunity to address its troubling take on gender.

2020/06/03 | Bart Dashorst

The Forgotten Victims of the White Terror

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

2019/11/21 | Daphne K. Lee

‘Detention’: A Clichéd Salute to Freedom

“Detention” is a bold attempt to explore a sensitive topic but fails to achieve much beyond scratching the surface with its clichéd plot and didactic screenplay.

2017/12/10 | David Green and Morley J Weston

President Tsai's Transitional Justice Act Opens Old Wounds and New

The Transitional Justice Act aims to correct injustices of the martial law period but a partisan structure and narrow focus that ignores indigenous land rights may undermine its popularity and efficacy.

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.

2017/04/20 | Ian Rowen and Jamie Rowen.

Taiwan’s Truth and Reconciliation Committee: The Geopolitics of Transitional Justice in a Contested State

Taiwan President Tsai’s interest in a truth and reconciliation commission also reflects Taiwan’s contested space in the global world order of nation states.

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.

2016/06/28 | Yuan-ling Liang

New Video Game Features Taiwan’s White Terror Era

A 'breakthrough' video game takes players into the horrors of Taiwan’s White Terror period and decades of martial law.

2016/06/17 | Bruce Jacobs

A Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Taiwan: Is It Necessary?

A Truth and Reconciliation Commission would have to make explicit how the government of Chiang Kai-shek and Chiang Ching-kuo was colonial, in that it was rule by outsiders in the interests of outsiders.

2015/12/04 | Zou Chi

Human Rights Monument in Jingmei Commemorates Political Victims of the White Terror

The names of more than 7,628 victims are engraved on the monument, and the Minister of Culture, Hung Meng-chi, says that the ministry will continue to research the list of victims to restore historic truth and justice.