Photos of Kuomintang (KMT) generals who fought in the war against the Japanese will be displayed for the first time in the “9.18” Historical Museum here starting early next month.
“There were only photos concerned with the Communist Party of China-led war against the Japanese in the museum previously. This time, we’ll add photos about the KMT-led fight against the Japanese army in the main battlefield,” said Jing Xiaoguang, head of the museum
It could be the first time that photos of Chiang Kai-shek have been exhibited in mainland China in a positive light after the Chinese Civil War. Chiang has been portrayed as a cruel warlord and shameless capitalist in China’s history textbooks in the past decades. Officials of the Chinese Communist Party started to change the tone of their remarks towards Chiang and his party since 2005, when the CCP adopted a new policy of partnering with KMT to deter Taiwan’s independence moves.
[Image: photo of Chiang Kai-shek, former leader of KMT, via Wikipedia]