228 Massacre

73rd Anniversary of the 228 Massacre Should Remind of Taiwan’s Incomplete Democratic Transition

On the 73rd anniversary of the 228 Massacre, what should be remembered is to what extent the crimes of the White Terror have not been accounted for in Taiwan. More broadly speaking, this points toward the long path to be walked for transitional justice in Taiwan, as well as how Taiwan’s incomplete democratic transition is a result of the continued existence of the KMT...

The Authoritarian We Could Not Pull Down: A Strange Tale of Pro-Independence Youth

In January 2017, the Free Taiwan Party posted a Facebook status: “Pro-Independence takes a stand! Come pull down the Chiang Kai Shek statue on February 28th at the Freedom Plaza!” As a young supporter of Free Taiwan Party and a supporter of the action of pulling down authoritarian statues, I documented and witnessed the actions on site during this time...

Radio New Bloom #2: Interview With Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

New Bloom presents the second installment of our podcast, Radio New Bloom! Our interview guest for this installment is Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, who wrote "Black Lives Matter, Taiwan’s ‘228 Incident,’ and the Transnational Struggle For Liberation" in the Black Youth Project, reflecting on the parallels between Taiwan's 228 Incident and the policing of black populations in the United States...