All tagged Martial Law Period
Former grand justice Hsu Yu-hsiu writes about the lockstep political development of Taiwan’s independent press and the tangwai movement, and how the public found courage to speak their conscience.
Writer Tang Shu-wen says the ghosts of the martial law period lived on in Taiwanese schools for nearly fifteen years.
Writer Chen Rou-jin talks about her identity crisis as a high school student during the martial law period, and how it affects her to the present day.
A child of the martial law period says its influence persisted even after it ended and that she was “blacklisted” by her classmates for not crying at the former president’s funeral.
Writer Chen Tsui-lien says the KMT’s party-state education system was an efficient brainwashing apparatus. But when the cracks started to appear, the entire system came crashing down.
The graves of White Terror victims at Liuzhangli were forgotten for decades. Now, preserving the site has become surprisingly controversial.