Been watching these videos on Taiwan…Wow, the propaganda is there but also very interesting! All for American military personnel who used to come here… https://youtu.be/UMr9j-62LBk
Ok, can anyone get their hands on a copy of that pocket guide to Taiwan?
Starting at 1:15, the background music being played is Hông-hun ê kòo-hiong (黃昏个故鄉). It was originally a Japanese song written in 1958 by Nakano, Tadaharu. It was translated in 1960 by a famous Taigi singer named Bûn Hā (文夏). The song was particularly popular among Taiwanese freedom fighters, and especially those exiled by the KMT. As a result the song was banned by the KMT throughout most of the martial law period.
I wonder if the person helping to choose the music for this video deliberately planted this song as a middle finger to the KMT.
The prelude for Hông-hun ê kòo-hiong transitioned into another equally banned song called Green Island Serenade (綠島小夜曲), as it was popular among late-immigrant political prisoners.