228 Incident …. a little boy’s revelation
On the way from school to the parking lot today, my son asked me: “Mama~ do you know what 228 is?” I was very surprised when I heard this question, I knew that next week would be 228 consecutive holidays…but I didn’t expect it He would ask me that! How to answer? Because I….I don’t know very well…(囧) So the smart mother asked back: “Then can you tell me?” The son started to say seriously: “Someone doesn’t sell cigarettes to one person, Then I beat him, and other people were very angry when they saw it…. And now there are still some people who are very uncomfortable because of this matter…. Then it’s white or black and scary…” (The son actually said I got more, but I kind of forget it now.. )
As a teacher of international perspectives, I may be more concerned about the Nazis than the history of Taiwan; the most important thing is… As a Taiwanese, how much do I know about Taiwan? ! But it sounds like it is a bit to justify myself, but if you think about it, it is actually a subconscious escape~ The so-called “near hometown timidity” refers to a wanderer who has not returned home for a long time. Although he misses his hometown very much, the closer he is to home, the more The more afraid… Maybe it’s because I’m worried about some changes in my hometown that I don’t know about, or some bad things happen. If people can’t see it from a distance, but they will definitely see it when they go home, so they have feelings of worry or fear and shyness…
For me, Taiwan’s history is a feeling of “closeness to the homeland”. Because I’m fed up with the war of words on TV, I hate the fanfare of each election, the maliciously provoked racial antagonism and the endless political party antagonism, so I subconsciously don’t want to touch any issues related to Taiwan politics… .But a question from my son today made me seriously review my attitude… In fact, I changed my mind, history is history, no matter what our position is, every historical event has its background + environment + conditions + fuse + process + result… Pull yourself out, just like we are studying the history of Europe, to recognize it and face it is to state a fact, and this is the attitude I should face my own history, There is no need to be influenced by society and theories or the media. The influence of children on us not only makes us want to be better, but also makes us have the courage to recognize the past with a positive attitude.
So when the child goes home, it’s time for the mother to do her homework…. There is a lot of information on the google 228 incident on the Internet. Although history cannot be described in a few words, it can be described in a short paragraph:
Taiwanese under Japanese rule actually lived a stable and progressive life. Their original expectations and hopes for recovery were festered by the military discipline that actually came, and the incumbents deliberately strengthened “Mandarin-speaking foreigners” and “can only speak”. The difference between Taiwanese and Japanese “Taiwanese”; under the oppression and pessimism, the incident of the auditors bullying the poor widow (smoker) happened, coupled with the development of broadcasting technology, became the fuse of the 228 incident. Afterwards, it evolved into cost province people v.s foreign province people, but in the early stage, it was the anger among the common people. A few days later, it escalated to Chiang Kai-shek sending two warships from the north and the south to suppress the civilians by force, and it was aimed at intellectuals and local gentry. The final result It was caused by the formation of a major fault in Taiwan’s cultural class 70 years ago. The 228 Incident, which lasted for more than two months, resulted in nearly 20,000 Taiwanese being killed and even executed in public. In terms of the proportion of that year, 1 out of 300 Taiwanese were killed. ． ．
This kind of history really can’t be carried away by a word. . .
This is the first time for me to seriously look at the significance of the 228 anniversary. I am lucky to have not experienced the confrontation between the province and the province during this period. Although I have seen “the happy time of that year”, I can imagine it… but in my case In real life it is not so strong. It may be a lucky…
Attached is the videos made by #台灣場, you can search more, remember to maintain a correct attitude towards history!