’MISSING LINK’:As the KMT kept meticulous records, documents from the archives could shed light on how and why 228 Incident victims were targeted, an academic said
Date: Feb 28, 2016
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff Reporter
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) should be required to open party
archives to allow academics to search for a list of people targeted during the 228 Incident, a leading expert on Taiwanese history said yesterday.
“We talk a lot about recovering the KMT’s ‘ill-gotten assets,’ but for some reason, no one seems to talk about recovering the documents stored in the party archives,” Academia Sinica’s Institute of Taiwan History research fellow Hsu Hsueh-chi (許雪姬) said at a commemorative event held at the National 228 Memorial Museum.
The KMT has been reluctant to open its historical archives in the absence of a formal legal obligation, despite ruling the nation as a one-party state for more than 50 years, Hsu said. [FULL STORY]