Taiwan’s ambiguous war memorial complex of the Japanese media said the complexity of the island
“guns in our shoulders, the blood in our chest, we want to defend China, we together went to the battlefield … … holding Shashenchengren determination to carry forward the Chinese nation’s glory.” Seventy-seven 73 anniversary of the war, the Taiwan authorities, 91-year-old former “Defense Minister” Hao Po-tsun, at the “noble long stream of huge volume epic war exhibition” opening ceremony, the impassioned singing of the song war song. Sets the current “defense minister” Gao Hua-chu, Taiwan military officers and men are encouraged to visit the exhibition of this war.
during the reign of Chen Shui-bian, compatriots were massacred during the state’s history of aggression is being deliberately erased from textbooks, and even “victory” into a “final war”, “during the Japanese occupation” variable become a “day rule.” The people of Taiwan in the end what kind of history needed, perhaps the future of the island community is one of the issues worth considering.
war wounded in the flow of blood
by 50 artists from mainland China spent five and a half years of collective creation of a picture in the July 7 Taipei “Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall” opened, has attracted all walks of life to visit the exhibition. 800 meters-long piece of epic proportion painting drawn by a real historical figure of more than 1,000 war, including 210 who died of the Kuomintang generals, as well as Norfolk star, Jiang Wei, Qiu, MO Rudao and other anti-Japanese hero island .
exhibition opening day, the KMT Honorary Chairman Lien Chan, the former Taiwan “premier” Liu in the former “Defense Minister” Hao Po-tsun have arrived at the scene. Hao Po-tsun said in his speech of Weeks war that year he was just 19 years old, studying at the Whampoa Military Academy. Hao Po-tsun said hurt themselves during the war, the blood flow, “‘seventy-seven’ this day, the Chinese nation’s blood mixed with tears of the day, the most glorious history of the Chinese nation, the human and the Chinese nation and the world itself, the greatest contribution to the beginning of the , is the Chinese people really stand up to the beginning. ”
Speaking of excitement Department, Hao Po-tsun ching sang war songs “sacrifice has come to the last minute.” A complete singing, he can not help but sing a “song against the enemy.” At this point, the audience is applauded, some veterans have to sing along with.
also present the same mixed feelings of the KMT Honorary Chairman Lien Chan. He recalled: “Anti-Japanese War, I was a kid, but I still clearly remember all ages, regardless of East and West, all for the dignity and destiny of the nation one after another, unafraid of death, I often go to bid farewell to those when Japanese soldiers went to the front of the big brother, I still can not forget these memories. “
Surprisingly, the Taiwan military media,” Military News Agency, “a rare number of articles published in press releases.” Secretary of Defense, “Gao Hua-chu, Taiwan military officers and men to encourage the use of holidays to visit war exhibition. It is reported that 7 Gao Hua-chu, accompanied by their subordinates, along with the narrator carefully browse the site for up to 800 meters of the picture. During the visit, also met up Gao Hua-chu, the descendants of the anti-Japanese hero, especially to express concern for meaning.
complex of the Japanese island complex
to commemorate the war, the island is clearly not the attitude of the parties to reach a consensus. For supporters, such as retirement, “diplomats” to being land, it called “Where the sixties and seventies the following, born in Taiwan, not China’s people through the baptism of the war, should be about taking the time to visit the exhibition.” Land to being recalled, the Marco Polo Bridge Incident broke out in 1937 when he was 14 years old, studying at the High School Affiliated to Fudan University third-year junior high school, lived in the International Settlement of the so-called because cross-border road construction area, and were not the Japanese army interference. This was the bloody resistance to the army in Shanghai, more than three months, his stage clothes drying on the roof remember that the KMT and the Japanese Navy Air Force fighter planes fight. Nationalist aircraft bomb the magnetic hook is the Japanese hit, a bomb fell on entertainment, “World” in front of casualties, but no one complained about the KMT aircraft, “shows that people support the war, everybody feels the same, with the heart this reason. ”
media reports from Taiwan, the island pretty well feel the atmosphere of the paradox of the war memorial. The island’s pan-blue media “in the Canton News” and a “forgot seventy-seven it? Nanjing to commemorate the 73 anniversary of the war “The full text is only 109 words, only reported the war commemoration was held in Nanjing, which can not help but think of Mr. Lu Xun” in order to forget the remembrance, “wrote” only a handful of lines, just the beginning but the evil end. ”
relatively awkward, it touches on the blog in the private sector, to see some of the heartfelt voice. Among them, the Eastern Broadcasting Network, a friends wrote in a blog: “Gu Jie-gang was in the article which tells us that the CIA hate country, three hundred years can not be forgotten.” Bloggers lamented that, in the island, from the “victory” into a “final war”, “Japanese” was changed to “Japanese occupation”, which in the end reflects the thinking of the Japanese people or Chinese people’s position, it is worth thinking about.
urged the two sides of Taiwan History of War series
research into the history of Taiwan in the war, the most weight when the number of Taiwan, “Department of Defense history of political” publication The “anti-Japanese war history,” one hundred. Overall, despite the island’s large war files, historical data, but in reality, the researcher is very limited, it is the lack of relevant academic journals, not to mention the academic activities.
1988 年 improved cross-strait exchanges, Taiwan scholars can visit the mainland, the mainland to Taiwan, the researchers can also access information. In 1995 the 50th anniversary of the victory, the island’s first symposium on the mainland scholars were invited to participate in the discussion of the history of the war. Scholars to discuss cross-strait atmosphere was very warm, seek common ground with each other in the consensus, had good communication. 2005 mark the 60th anniversary of the war, both overseas and mainland China the two sides issued a joint appeal to the history of the war were compiled. And now once again called on relevant parties in Taiwan, cross-strait exchanges heats up in the occasion, this is imperative. (Wu Chan)