Two different administrators, two different results. The brick wall to the left was built and left by the Japanese from Japanese colonial time, very nice one. The one to the right was built following Japanese colonial Taiwan after KMT came, obviously terrible. But Taiwan will never go back to Japanese colonial time. Either should Taiwan stay in the current condition. “There requires more works be done”, says the original photo post. And I believe that means, from the works of the brick walls, you see the quality of the respective political works. While going back isn’t an option, what needs to be done so that Taiwan won’t stay in the current condition to continue being like the brick result to the right is the right question to ask and the work to be done for.
Having said that, Taiwan history is in debate, what is true and what is untrue, what should be told but has not been told. All these are in debate. History pieces like Japanese colonial Taiwan, KMT ruled Taiwan, KMT being the main party in Taiwan and KMT’s role to modern Taiwan (Taiwan upgraded), all these require more and further scientific works like revision, reproofs and proofs. Some need to be restudied, re-investigated and reexamined. Others need to be reaffirmed and reconfirmed by scholars and historians, and especially by the people who were directly involved at the time of the history happening. No wonder the photo suggests more works be done.
Pic source: 翔翔 | Facebook
Location of the walls: National Taiwan University campus, Taipei.