ᴅᴏɴ'ᴛ ᴡᴏʀʀʏ 'ʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛᴏᴍᴏʀʀᴏᴡ ᴀɴʏᴍᴏʀᴇ.
//tw for imagery//
i read a fanfic set in late 1930s china, and it broke my heart. i revisited some of those historical events, and i ached enough to write about it. i don't think it's emphasized enough incredibly complicated and tragic modern chinese history is, and i'm sure there's another culture that can say the same thing. from the 1800s, the opium wars, the fall of the dynasties, the fragmentation of the china from then onwards, the invasion of japan into manchuria, the friction between the communist and nationalist party, the countless number of war crimes that imperial japan committed and still hasn't apologized for, the bloody civil war, the great leap forward, the great famine, the cultural revolution, the tiananmen incident, the gang of four, the tianmanmen massacre that was then covered up.... and there is so so much more, all amounting to the current china who is one of the most contentious countries in the world now. i'm sorry about the rant, it's just... it's just so sad.
also unedited yay~
Written By: chrysanthemums&ink
October 21, 2020