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Tienchi Martin-Liao: The 228 Incident is the Legacy of the Taiwanese People

The February 28 Incident, or “228,” was an anti-government uprising in Taiwan against the Kuomintang (KMT) that resulted in a number of deaths, estimated anywhere from 10,000-50,000. Taiwan’s process of historical reflection and apology for the 1947 incident highlights tension between the ways in which both China and Taiwan deal with their individual and shared histories. Continue reading

Tienchi Martin-Liao : Two Forgotten Spies: Bianca Tam and Antonio Riva

Foreigners in China, in the mid-twentieth century, were active in the resistance against the burgeoning Communist regime. The stories of two Italian spies have been largely lost in history. Tienchi Martin-Liao seeks to shine light on the pair’s forgotten histories by retelling the story their opposite fates.

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Tienchi Martin-Liao: Brave Man, Gao Zhisheng, Stands Up Against Chinese State Power

The censorship of human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s new prison memoir shows that the Chinese authorities are aware of the human rights atrocities that are being committed within the justice system.

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Tienchi Martin-Liao: Elegy of a Chinese Peasant Woman


While their parents go to work in the cities, children in rural China are left behind and inherit generational poverty. Image via: Wikimedia Commons.

A tragedy in rural China highlights the socioeconomic divides that have left rural peasant women behind.

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PEN International Letter to ICPC President Tienchi Martin-Liao


Tienchi Martin-Liao: The Unwelcome Chinese


Chinese tourists in Edinburgh. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Although insulting, Chen Pokong’s book is accurate in portraying a China that indulges in capitalistic consumption.

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Tienchi Martin-Liao: The Muppet Show in Court


Image via YouTube user: Hong Kong Free Press

Human rights lawyers and journalists are being intimidated by the Chinese government into public confession and denunciation of human rights efforts.

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The Old Man and His Magazine

Tienchi Martin-Liao-Yanhuang ChunqiuThe shutdown of an esteemed liberal Chinese newspaper by government affiliates reveals the Chinese Revolution devouring its own. Continue reading