onsdag 3. februar 2016

Q. and A.: Shawna Yang Ryan on the 1947 Incident That Shaped Taiwan’s Identity

In “Green Island,” the novelist Shawna Yang Ryan tells the story of how the Tsais, a Taiwanese family, survive the “February 28 Incident” of 1947 and precariously navigate the decades that follow as Chiang Kai-shek’s Kuomintang, or Nationalist Party, rules the island under martial law. The date marks the start of a massacre overseen by Kuomintang troops recently arrived from mainland China, which killed 10,000 to 30,000 Taiwanese in reprisal for protests to their rule. Read more