onsdag 3. februar 2016

A Gap Lingers in Taiwan’s Wartime Memory

During the war, Taiwan was a colony of Japan, which had taken over the island in 1895 after defeating the Qing dynasty in the first Sino-Japanese War. More than 200,000 Taiwanese served in the Japanese Army during World War II. When Chiang’s Kuomintang took control of Taiwan after the war, it had little interest in the experience of its people during the war, particularly the suffering caused by its American allies, scholars say. Seventy years and the end of authoritarian rule on Taiwan have done little to change that attitude. Read more