[quote=“almondbiscuit”]i wonder if people using the Chinese hatred card against greens realise they often use it based on erroneous reasoning?
that is, when it is used when the issue is about speaking out against (Chinese) imperalism (especially via cultural means) and subjugation of anything that is considered non-Chinese? and not hatred of anything Chinese in particular?
of course, another facet of the Chinese Nationalist rhetoric is the “Japan-lover” line. how dare you praise or endorse anything that is Japanese?! you traitor to “your own people”!
for me, i say, adopt whatever culture or language you want to adopt and worship in your private capacity. take this further, and it’s really about letting people choose.
[though i would add that (i) no, Taiwanese independence sentiments are not necessarily synonymous with “hatred of Chinese/China” and (ii) it did not originate with the Japanese colonial period. Taiwan ind movement/s preexisted it but gained momentum when and after the “dogs left and the pigs arrived”.]
in the public space, there is no dispute that these stamps and other cultural artifacts come from or are located in a place known as Taiwan, and hence renaming is not about ideology.
when names reflects a particular ideology (i.e. Chinese Nationalism) then it’s not value-free. hence, if it was decided that there should be a Japanese spin on our stamps or building or our airports, i would have to say it also reflects an ideology.[/quote]
I think this is a very honest from the heart answer to some of the questions I asked and thank you!
I still have some questions, which I hope you understand are because I would like to understand a little better and still don't seem to sit right with me.
If name changes are about reflecting reality and ensuring there is less confusion , I accept this. But how does renaming CKS airport or removing his statues acheive this aim?
Also why did Chen Shui Bians mother in law choose to use Japanese when she ranted and raved with the press?