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Writers Blocked: Special Exhibition of Once-banned Taiwan Literature

  • DATE:2023-07-21~2024-03-24
  • VENUE:1st Floor, Exhibition Room C

Book bans restrict not only what can be published but also freedom of thought and expression. From Japanese colonial rule (1895-1945) through the postwar martial law period (1949-1987), Taiwanese experienced decades of censorship on their thoughts and speech. Although authoritarian rule silences dissent and suppresses individual freedoms, free thought cannot be caged for long. Writers Blocked takes audiences back to a period in recent Taiwan history where words could literally cost lives. We hope the items, descriptions, and stories within inspire greater public awareness and appreciation of the hard-earned freedoms and democracy they enjoy today in Taiwan.