Taiwanese Identity and the Memories of 2–28: A Case for Political Reconciliation

  title={Taiwanese Identity and the Memories of 2–28: A Case for Political Reconciliation},
  author={Cheng-feng Shih and Mumin Chen},
  journal={Asian Perspective},
  pages={113 - 85}
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