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The Landscape of Historical MemoryThe Politics of Museums and Memorial Culture in Post-Martial Law Taiwan$
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Kirk A. Denton

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9789888528578

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888528578.001.0001

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White Terror and the Discourse of Peace and Reconciliation

White Terror and the Discourse of Peace and Reconciliation

Human Rights Museums

(p.89) 4 White Terror and the Discourse of Peace and Reconciliation
The Landscape of Historical Memory

Kirk A. Denton

Hong Kong University Press

Since the lifting of martial law, museums have been established in Taiwan that draw attention to past human rights abuses under the Chiang regime and that promote human rights education. This chapter focusses on two such sites: the Ching-mei Human Rights Culture Park (景美人權文化園區‎) and the Green Island Human Rights Culture Park (綠島人權文化園區‎), as well on efforts to join the two together to form the National Museum of Human Rights (國家人權博物館‎). These sites have been the object of political contention between the DPP and the KMT, but both parties have used them to present Taiwan as a democratic society that respects human rights and is united with the rest of the “free” world.

Keywords:   Ching-mei Human Rights Culture Park, Green Island Human Rights Culture Park, National Museum of Human Rights, human rights, peace, transitional justice

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