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Zhao, Xiaosheng

Meili dao bao dong shi lu

Huanghe zazhi, Taipei. 1980, 2, 6, 4, 275 p., mildly shelfworn wraps with some foxing. Huanghe za zhi cong shu 5. Meili dao zazhi (Formosa Magazine) had formed as an alternate, pro-democratic voice in opposition to the one-party KMT state in Taiwan, and sponsored a demonstration for International Human Rights Day in 1979, leading to government-instigated riots against the publication and the arrest of its leaders for sedition. This book is a pro-KMT government perspective, full of patriotic indignation against the Formosa Magazine rabble-rousers. The "1979 Kaohsiung Incident" is now considered one of the formative events in the development of Taiwan's democratic movement. Chen Shui-bian, who eventually was elected president of Taiwan, got his start in politics by defending staff of the magazine against sedition and riot charges deriving from this incident.

Cat.No: 145448

Price: $25.00

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