Taiwan's view on China anniversary
They will instead see the event as a reminder of a major turning point in history that dramatically impacted their lives.
About two million refugees from China, including hundreds of thousands of soldiers, fled to the island - changing its political, economic and social structure, and leaving behind a legacy still strong today.
Many young people in Taiwan have never stepped foot in China despite its proximity - they are more interested in Japanese and Western culture.
In a sign perceptions have changed over the past six decades, many Taiwanese do not see the weaponry to be displayed in China's military parade to mark the 60th anniversary as necessarily aimed at Taiwan, but more as a symbol of China's rise and power.
comments powered by Disqus
- It’s a national historic site, but hardly anybody visits the Idaho internment camp where thousands of Japanese Americans were incarcerated in WW II
- Big-time Hollywood director makes a movie about Stonewall
- HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later
- A salute lost to history
- Here’s Why The 2016 Republican Presidential Primary Could Make History
- High school senior credited with debunking book by Professor Richard Jensen
- Historians at loggerheads over the AP standards
- Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
- U.K. Released Hundreds of Nazis After the Holocaust, Says Leading Historian
- NYT History Book Reviews: Who Got Noticed this Week?