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  title={The 228 Incident and the Taiwan Independence Movement's Construction of a Taiwanese Identity},
  author={Stefan Fleischauer},
  journal={China Information},
  pages={373 - 401}
After the Second World War, Taiwan was returned to Chinese authority after 50 years of Japanese colonial rule. Only 18 months later, the local inhabitants of the island revolted against the new Chinese rulers of the KMT regime, demanding a greater degree of autonomy. After a brief period of feigned negotiations, this uprising was brutally suppressed by military reinforcements from the mainland. This 228 Incident of 1947 came to play a pivotal role in the struggle of the Taiwan independence… 

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