Taoyuan (Taiwan) (AFP) - As the United States wrestles with the problem of what to do with monuments to a divisive history, Taiwan has found a solution -- a park dedicated to unwanted statues of a controversial figure from its past. More than 200 memorials to Chiang Kai-shek, the former nationalist leader of Taiwan revered as a hero by some but despised as a dictator by others, have been quietly removed from schools and government buildings, and brought together in a serene lakeside spot.
Each day, tourists roam among the Cihu Memorial Statues Park's 253 statues, varying from teal, bronze, to copper red (AFP Photo/SAM YEH)Taoyuan (Taiwan) (AFP) - As the United States wrestles with the problem of what to do with monuments to a divisive history, Taiwan has found a solution -- a park dedicated to unwanted statues of a controversial figure from its past.
As night falls on a square in Hualien County’s Mataian Village (馬太鞍), young women cast critical eyes over a dancing circle of men in embroidered skirts and feathered head dresses as part of an ancient matchmaking ritual. Known as “Lovers’ Night,” it is the grand finale of the annual harvest festival of the Amis, the largest of the nation’s 16 recognized Aboriginal groups. The village is a collection of basic, low-lying houses along meandering streets in a valley between two mountain ranges.
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