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
- A grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to Library of Congress
- Tribes See Name on Oregon Maps as Being Out of Bounds
- Holy Haystacks! Researchers Have Officially Discovered A New Monet
- Joan Baez, Sly Stone, Steve Martin, Ben E. King -- all honored by the Library of Congress
- StoryCorps to Launch Global Expansion With $1M TED Prize
- OAH denounces anti-gay legislation signed by Indiana governor
- Emory’s Leslie Harris says we should remember the racist roots of American colleges as we think about what went wrong at OU and other schools
- Stanford historian looks to the U.S. Postal Service to map the boom and bust of 19th-century American West
- U.S. historian denounces Japanese scholars' statement over wartime sexual slavery
- Timothy V Johnson Named Head of Tamiment Library