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The Tragedy of 228: Historical Truth and Transitional Justice in Taiwan

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  • Publisher/出版單位:Memorial Foundation of 228

  • Editor in-Chief/主編:Hsueh Hua-Yuan, Chen Yi-Shen

  • Editor/總策畫:Yang Chen-Long

  • Authors/作者: Chen Yi-Shen, Shiu Wen-Tang, Su Yao-Tsung, Ho I-Lin, Ou Su-Ying, Lin Cheng-Hui, Hsueh Hua-Yuan, Wu Chun-Ying.

  • Translator/譯者:Shih Fang-Long, Jamie Borwn

  • Reviewer/潤稿者: Bo Tedards

  • Publication Date/出版日期:2022-08

  • Cover Photo: 力軍/黃榮燦, 恐ろしい検査-台湾二・二八事件

  • Source/ 作品出處:The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama

  • About the Work/ 作品資料詳細 : 恐ろしい検査-台湾二・二八事件

The book, entitled The Tragedy of 228: Historical Truth and Transitional Justice in Taiwan, published by Memorial Foundation of 228, is following A Tragic Beginning: The Taiwan Uprising of February 28, 1947, which was the first academic book on the 228 Incident written in English published over 30 years ago. The book mainly explores eight different aspects of the 228 Incident, as shown in its eight chapter titles content: “What Caused the Incident: A Comparison of Government and Citizen Accounts from 1947, ” “International Perspectives on the Legal Status of Taiwan during and after the Incident, ” “Military Deployment and Suppression during the Incident, ” “Taiwan's News Media under the Impact of the Incident, ” “The Roles of Local Government Heads during the Incident, ” “The Roles of Intelligence Agencies during the Incident, ” “Historical Explorations of the Campaign to Redress Injustices of the Incident (1987-1997), ” and “Presidential Attitudes towards the Movement for Transitional Justice (1988-2019).”

Through the publication of the book, the Memorial Foundation of 228 attempts to set a new milestone in the study of 228 Incident by pursuing the transitional justice in international academic communities, as well as introducing and promoting Modern Taiwanese History to the world by featuring its unique social culture, geographical surroundings, and political transformations.

The Tragedy of 228: Historical Truth and Transitional Justice in Taiwan除導論章之外,共有八章,內容涵蓋二二八事件的原因論述、國際社會在事件前後對於台灣地位的認識、縣市首長與情治單位在事件中的角色、事件中的軍事部署與鎮壓、事件對於台灣新聞媒體造成的衝擊、平反運動的歷史考察以及歷任總統對於轉型正義的作為等面向。



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