228 evidence indicts Chiang: academic

IN THE KNOW:Chiang Kai-shek read and approved a document requesting troops to quell protests and promoted officials involved in the crackdown, a researcher said

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 25, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Evidence shows that Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) should be held responsible for the 228

Academia Historica director Wu Mi-cha, center, chairs a conference on the 228 Incident at the Institute of Modern History at Academia Sinica yesterday. Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

Incident, an academic said on Thursday.

A document dated March 2, 1947, requesting the dispatch of at least a regiment to help quell protests, which was read and approved by Chiang, and the fact that then-Taiwan governor Chen Yi (陳儀) and Peng Meng-chi (彭孟緝), a major-general at the Kaohsiung garrison, were promoted after the crackdown demonstrates that Chiang has ultimate responsibility for the incident, said Chen Yi-shen (陳儀深), an associate research fellow at Academia Sinica’s Institute of Modern History.

Chen Yi-shen made the statement at a conference in Taipei to launch six more volumes of the Collected Files of the 228 Incident published by Academia Historica.

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