Between a "ROC" and a Hard Place with Xiangyu part 1

  
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Today, we have Taiwanese rapper Xiangxu here to talk to us about the past 100 years of Taiwanese history.

1:00 - What is Taiwan?

4:38 - Dutch East Indies Company’s role in Taiwan

7:00 - How Japan Annexed Taiwan under the Qing Dynasty.

10:33 - Kominka Movement: Japanesization of Taiwan

15:12 - Chinese Civil War

17:00 - KMT’s rise to power in Taiwan

18:00 - The Retrocession Process

20:13 - The 228 incident

23:24 - Taiwan’s Martial Law period which lasted for 37 years

29:33 - KMT’s White Terror

32:33 - How the US government stopped the PLA from uniting Taiwan

40:18 - “Almost colonial government”

48:00 - China and Taiwan and a conundrum