nadiatims Wrote:Tiantian, ......-Tiantian, do you now understand why some find chinese demands for apology/reparations from the japanese laughable?
In an ideal world, we love our enemies like our families but in real world they are treated very differently. Like it or not, we are more ready to reconcile with a family member who used to do us harm. Sure I understand why you think it is laughable because you obviously take a more detached position. But being a mudane human being myself, I can also understand the bitterness felt by some Chinese towards Japan and their demand of a proper apology.
-And what good did Mao do exactly?
The wiki entry of Mao is pretty informative if you care to read through it. But I suppose your question is why we don't hate Mao. It's beyond my means but I will try my best to explain.
Chinese history is divided into dynasties, with the last one ongoing and being ruled by CCP. We were not bestowed with a Gandhi or a Mandela as the founder of this nation , but the fact that this country is in much better shape now than in 1949 makes CCP's rule bearable. No matter how ragged and bloody the opening episode was, moving on as a nation, hopefully for the better, is our main concern.
Perhaps Chinese won't be detached enough to judge Mao's deeds fairly and thoroughly until next dynasty.