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This week, we continue our new interview series for Taiwan Talk. Just to recap, Taipei Times Features Writer Han Cheung is exploring Taiwan history with his weekly column Taiwan in Time. Each Sunday, he takes on one event that occurred during the following calendar week. So we’re going to set aside one show a month to check in with Han, and follow him down the rabbit hole of Taiwan history. This week, he brings us four stories that happened in Taiwan some October, way back when.


Here are links to Han’s write ups on the four events we discuss in this show:

A leftist under three regimes, October 2nd 

Taiwan’s ‘great leap forward,’ October 9th

Anti-colonial messages from the sky, October 16th

The long road to retaliation, October 23rd

Fighting for the oppressor, October 30th


About Taiwan Talk

Taiwan Talk is ICRT’s weekly interview segment bringing you conversations from and about Taiwan. It broadcasts every Monday during the 8am and 6pm newscasts.

Find past episodes here, or learn more about Taiwan Talk at the show page here.