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EDITORIAL: Finding closure for the 228 Incident

The same is true for the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. As English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Ozymandias so eloquently reminds its readers, the message of an edifice constructed to glorify a ruler does not necessarily survive a changed context.

The hall is a stately, somber building. It is perhaps perfect as a place to be repurposed into an educational space, in which Taiwan’s troubled history can be taught — objectively and in a nonpartisan way — to Taiwanese and those visiting the nation.

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