The China Post
Date; May 4, 2017
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan
TAIPEI, Taiwan — In the aftermath of the suicide of Lin Yi-han (林奕含). a young
writer haunted by an alleged rape by her cram school tutor, Taiwan is reexamining its prevalent cram-school culture.
In a reaction to the alleged offense, New Power Party (NPP) Legislator Hung Tzu-yung (洪慈庸) on Wednesday called for an amendment to the law to mandate that all cram school teachers register with their real names.
A rising sentiment of agitation and grievance among the public has led to a wave of reflection on the wide-spread cram school culture after the suicide of the 26-year-old novelist. Lin was best known for her acclaimed novel about a high school girl enticed into sexual relations by her cram-school tutor. After her death, the novelist’s parents wrote on social media claiming that their daughter died not just because of the major depressive order she had struggled with since she was 16 years old, but also because she had been traumatized by a similar offense allegedly committed by her cram school instructor when she was in high school. [FULL STORY]