A fire of freedom and democracy kindled with flesh
An epic poem not yet finished:
Twelve years after Cheng Nan-jung's self-immolation
Hu Hui-lin/Secretary General, Dr. Chen Wen-chen Memorial Foundation
In the days when expression of political views was banned, he was a second-generation mainlander who advocated Taiwan Independence
Cheng Nan-jung's father came from Fuzhou in China, his mother was from Keelung. Known as a "second generation mainlander," he was born in Hankou Street in Taipei on September 12, 1947, before he was born, he almost became one of the "unlucky ghosts." The most disastrous massacre in Taiwan's recent history branded its stamp on him as he lay in his mother's womb, and marked the direction his life was to take.