Over past hundred years, Chiang Kai-shek has dedicated his life to molding him into a controversial "big man." This character is so bright and multifaceted that such a life cannot be described in a few words.
However, his wonderful life came at eighty-eight years old, at same time, he also maintained habit of keeping a diary for almost sixty years.
But everything that is closely connected with him did not stop because of complete stop of his life. After he left, his son also placed his coffin in Chikha, according to his instructions.
This is a lovely place where he has often come for a while since he was alive to soothe his homesickness. There should be a peaceful and long rest buried here, except for his mausoleum and a bronze statue commemorating him. Some time ago, this often appeared on news in Taiwan, but it was something that disturbed dreams of ancestors.Bronze statue of Chiang Kai-shek
During struggles of last century, Chiang Kai-shek retreated to Taiwan after his power waned and continued to develop his power in Taiwan by preparing his own big chess game, but never returned.
However, he still had a very far-reaching influence over Taiwan region while developing his own forces.
So after Chiang Kai-shek passed away, bronze statues of Chiang Kai-shek appeared all over Taiwan to honor his memory. Promotional value.
However, at end of 2017, a bronze statue of Chiang Kai-shek at a high school in Taiwan was actively damaged, and extent of impact was not optimistic.
It was splattered with very conspicuous white paint,At same time, vandals left a very targeted phrase on it: "If you don't remove or change your name, you will be beheaded."
For school, this is not just destruction of a bronze statue. If such radicals are people outside school, then their aggressive behavior can even threaten safety of students, so school adopted an alarm.
This is not first time that a bronze statue of Chiang Kai-shek has faced such blatantly abusive and offensive behavior. In April of that year, bronze statue of Chiang Kai-shek in park was even more brutally treated.
In early morning of one day, it was discovered that head of bronze statue was mechanically broken and broken, and severed head with saw was long gone, but saw used for crime remained aloof. The bronze statue was also inscribed with indicating words such as "Killer" and so on.
According to conclusion of police investigation of videotape, it is known that this was done by independence group in Taiwan in order to find peace of Japanese colonist.Mausoleum of Chiang Kai-shek
In Fenghua, Zhejiang Province, it is a custom for old people to seek to "bring fallen leaves back to their roots." The first thing to do is to wait for burial at home, but this method does not bury coffin in ground, but raises coffin three inches above ground.
So when time comes and you can return to your hometown for burial, there is no need to dig ground and move grave. Chiang Kai-shek's wish during his lifetime was to bury coffin in his hometown. However, due to insurmountable political and military factors, he was unable to return to mainland when Chiang Kai-shek passed away.- Qihu, turned into mausoleum of Chiang Kai-shek.
During his severe illness, Chiang Kai-shek knew that he did not have much time, and he often asked his junior officials and those around him to relocate him to Qihu, a place with beautiful scenery, like his hometown. .
That's why Chiang Kai-shek's coffin rests here. I thought it would allow ancestors to wait for day when soul returned to their homeland, but I never thought that there would be an accident first.
After Kuomintang retreated to Taiwan, Kuomintang government carried out some suppression work in Taiwan, and this work affected some residents who were not on same front with Kuomintang, and even turned into new residents of this small island. "struggle" of natives.
On February 28, 1950, "February 28 Incident" occurred, causing great damage and adverse effects on society, but apologies from leaders came towards end of last century.
Later this day was called a day of remembrance - "World Remembrance Day". On this day, many units will fly their flags at half mast to honor memory of people who died in incident.
On this sensitive and special day, many people can be touched because of it, and if emotions are not handled properly, they can only result in inappropriate behavior.
So, on World Remembrance Day 2018, ten "radicals" with red paint burst into place where Chiang Kai-shek "sleeps peacefully" - Qihu mausoleum, and splashed all red paint on Chiang Kai-shek's coffin above.
Due to special method of burial, coffin was only stuffed, without too much cover, and coffin was very damaged.
The red paint splashed on coffin penetrated inside coffin, coffin is made of marble, restoration process is complex and time-consuming.
Two months later, ten "radicals" who violated lucid dreams of ancestors were prosecuted for this, and charges brought against them were not uncommon.
After mausoleum was damaged by red paint, Qihu Mausoleum, which was originally built for public viewing, was temporarily closed to restore Chiang Kai-shek's coffin.
Back in 2004, Jiang Jingguo's widow mentioned that coffins of Jiang family's ancestors should be buried sensibly, hoping to move their coffins to "Wuzhishan National Army Cemetery."
But when Jiang Jingguo's widow passed away at end of year, descendants of Jiang family did not express their opinion on matter, and so-called planned Jiangling Cemetery was abandoned more than ten years ago.
After paint splatter incident, everyone from writer to mayor advised descendants of Jiang family to consider burial: "We can't let remains of ancestors rise up." As a result, all sectors of society are actively discussing and weighing and using all their strength to promote proper burial of Chang's coffin.Output:
Returning fallen leaves to their roots is only thought of many old people when flame of life is about to go out. But what about those in power?
However, driven by situation and marked by public opinion, even if this is coffin of famous Chiang Kai-shek, future generations cannot easily bury him with dignity in accordance with their wishes.
The memorabilia has been repeatedly destroyed by people. In addition to violating healthy dreams of ancestors, it has had a very bad effect on society. Even if there is indeed discontent, it should be reflected in a safer way. Instead of influencing direction of public opinion, it also puts everyone at risk and affects public safety environment.