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Author Lin, Sylvia Li-chun

Title Representing atrocity in Taiwan : the 2/28 incident and white terror in fiction and film / Sylvia Li-chun Lin
Published New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xi, 240 pages)
Series Global Chinese culture
Global Chinese culture.
Contents Ethnicity and atrocity -- Documenting the past -- Engendering victimhood -- Past versus present -- Screening atrocity -- Memory as redemption
Summary In 1945, Taiwan was placed under the administrative control of the Republic of China, and after two years, accusations of corruption and a failing economy sparked a local protest that was brutally quashed by the Kuomintang government. The February Twenty-Eighth (or 2/28) Incident led to four decades of martial law that became known as the White Terror. During this period, talk of 2/28 was forbidden and all dissent violently suppressed, but since the lifting of martial law in 1987, this long-buried history has been revisited through commemoration and narrative, cinema and remembrance.>
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-233) and index
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In English
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Subject HISTORY -- Asia -- China.
Taiwan -- History -- February Twenty Eighth Incident, 1947.
Taiwan -- History -- 1945-
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007023259
ISBN 9780231512817
Other Titles 2/28 incident and white terror in fiction and film