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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.
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.