changing back? 獨裁反回廟宇
01, Jul 2008 10:04
of course, it's still just a rumor. but the closure of the memorial on a weekday seems not to augur well. it's likely that the exhibits will move out and the military police and velvet rope back in. some will say that the return to national commemoration of chiang has a meaning only for tourism. i'm sure that the busloads of chinese tourists, who will contribute so much to the economy--certainly enough to save taiwan's stockmarket and bring everyone back to the go go days of the 1980s--will love watching the changing of the guard and looking at chiang's giant statue. they do so much love a dictator. but has anyone thought of the implications of changing the name back?
at times, i think that a group of performance artists like the ACT UP activists should take chiang statues on