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Late President Chiang Kai-shek's statue

Title: Late President Chiang Kai-shek's statue
Artist: Getty Images
Created: 28 February 2007
Media: Photograph
Source: Getty Images

In Taiwan, Chiang Kai-shek's role in the events surrounding 2/28 - the massacre of protestors against Nationalist rule in February 1947 which left a lasting legacy on intramural relations on the island - remains a point of much contention. In this case, a statue of Chiang in a Tainan park was disfigured in 2007 with red paint (presumably to resemble blood) and graffiti accusing Chiang of being  the 'butcher' of 2/28.

Further Reading:

On debates over Chiang and his place in debates about 2/28, see Gary D. Rawnsley and Ming-yeh Rawnsley, 'Chiang Kai-shek and the 28 February 1947 Incident: A Reassessment', Issues and Studies, 37.6 (2001.11): 77-106.