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Taiwan, the war of the national story

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Taiwan, the war of the national story

Taiwan's national flag on the Boulevard of Democracy at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei on January 14.  · Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba, AFP

Taiwan’s national flag on the Boulevard of Democracy at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei on January 14.

Foto: Yasuyoshi Chiba, AFP

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The past is a tapestry whose threads never stop intermingling. Sometimes in a contradictory way. This article shows how Taiwanese nationalists and progressive democrats appear to have unexpectedly aligned themselves on what it means to be Chinese. Hero or dictator, even the legacy of Chiang Kai-shek – untouchable until recently – is tousled by these winds.

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