http://www.itsinst.org

The Institute for Taiwanese Studies (ITS) is a Taiwanese American think tank established in the United States. The Institute's researchers, working on a voluntary basis, engage in studies related to Taiwan's past and future developments.  Their research findings will be made public as research reports or commentaries.

灣研究院是在美國成立的台美人智庫型組織,從事與台灣過去及未來發展相關的研究。研究人員以研究志工身份從事不同領域之研究。研究心得將以研究報告及評論方式發表。





The Institute for Taiwanese Studies (ITS) hosted a roundtable, featuring Dr. Ing-Wen Tsai (third from right, front row) in Los Angeles on January 16, 2006.  Currently, Dr. Tsai is the President of Taiwan and the Chairperson of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP, Taiwan).  ITS Chairman Wencheng Lin (first from left. front row), ITS President Adolf Huang (standing behind Dr. Tsai) and the scholars from USC, UCLA, UCI, Rand Corp., ITS and other invited guests attended the session.
Hot Issues

 

Taiwan declassified all 228 massacre documents

President Tsai Ing-wen announced the declassification of all historical records relating to the 228 massacre on February 26, 2017.   The 228 massacre refers to a crackdown launched by the then-Chinese National Party (KMT) regime against civilian demonstrations following an incident in Taipei on February 27, 1947; and subsequent killing of near 20,000 in three months period.   In order to downplay the killing, the KMT called it “incident”, not massacre.  Some historians also called the event as “228 incident”.   According to the National Achieves Administration, the declassified records total 1.37 million pages.  The additional 990,000 pages of records from 83 different government divisions will transfer to the National Achieves Administration later.  Since KMT was the ruling regime at that time, it was believed that KMT also kept lots of documents related to 228 massacre.  President Tsai said that the measure was critical to establishing the truth and expending transitional justice.   Tsai also said “The government would take the lead in investigating the 228 massacre and find those accountable for the tragic chapter in Taiwan’s history.  The government will present the truth and pursue those who are accountable to remedy the current status of “only victims, but no perpetrators”.    The evidence showed that Chiang Kai-shek, President, Republic of China, was responsible for the massacre.  A document dated March 2, 1947, requesting the dispatch of at least a regiment to help quell protests, which was read and approved by Chiang.  In addition to Chiang, then-governor Chen Yi, and Peng Meng-chi, a major-general at the Kaohsiung garrison, were regarded as most responsible for the massacre.   To commemodate 70th anniversary of 228 massacre, Chen Yi-shen, an associate research fellow at Academia Sinica’s Institute of Modern History, made the statement at a conference in Taipei to launch 6 more volume of the collected files of the 228 massacre published by Academia Historica.   The six volumes included files from the Presidential Office, the Changhua County Government and Taichung County Government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted: March 6, 2017
Research Fields

1. Military & Defense; 2. Finance & Economy; 3.History, Culture & Education; 4. Science & Technology; and 5. Politics & Social Studies

Support ITS

ITS is exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and also exempt from California income tax. ITS’ tax identification number is 74-3114703. For individual donation, please send a check to 19511 Rainbow Court, Cerritos, California 90703. Make check payable to ITS.
Contact Us

Institute for Taiwanese Studies
Address: 19511 Rainbow Court, Cerritos, CA 90703
Tel: 562-809-1569
Fax:
626-573-4897
E-mail: info@itsinst.org
Formosan Association for Public Affairs
台灣人公共事務協會
Pacific Times
太平洋時報
Taiwan United Newwork
台灣聯合網
Taiwanus Net
台灣海外網
Formosa News
美麗島電子報
Taiwan People News
民報
Taiwan Thinktank
台灣智庫
Taiwan Institute of Economic Research
台灣經濟研究院
Chung Hua Institution for Economic Research
中華經濟研究院
Taiwan Research Institute
台灣綜合研究院
Taiwan Security Research
American Enterprise Institute
Brookings Institution
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Cato Institute
Center for Defense Information
Center for Strategic & International Studies
Council on Foreign Relations
Defense News
Foreign Policy Research Institute
Heritage Foundation
The Jamestown Foundation
Jane's Defense Weekly
The National Bureau of Asian Research
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Rand Corporation
Stanford University-Hoover Institution
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Home | Commentary & Opinion | News & Events | ITS Reports | About ITS

Copyright c 2009 Institute for Taiwanese Studies (ITS). All Rights Reserved.