February 28, 1947, because of an inquisition of illegal tobacco, there bursted out conflicts between the army and people and many people died accordingly. This incident is later called the February 28 Incident. It is a tragedy in Taiwan's modern history, the scars left by the suffering are not yet recovered completely. Regarding the reasons and sacrifice's number, there are no agreement by now. Our colleagues-- Huang Ko-wu, Chu Hung-yuan, and Chen Yi-shen-- provided research findings from various aspects. Furthermore, the institute compiled the relevant historical materials February 28th Incident Material Collection, and made oral history for future scholars' further studies.
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