"Party-state education" only respected the Chinese national language and historical geography. During the 38-year martial law period, schoolchildren were forced to speak "national language" and were not allowed to speak their mother tongue; As a result, most young Taiwanese today do not speak the native language of Taiwan and forget the origin of their life and identity. Taiwanese born after World War II were educated by the Kuomintang regime as "Chinese".
They were familiar with the railways, minerals Image Manipulation Service and geography of China's provinces, but did not know where Nantou and Dajiaxi in Taiwan were. Most Taiwanese are unaware of the history, people and geography of the land where they grow up. In view of this, the author believes that Tunghai University, my alma mater, and domestic colleges and universities should be down-to-earth, encourage teachers and students to understand Taiwan and pay attention to the mainland, and not be too lofty and only want to spend a lot of money on "cross-strait exchanges." On September 30, 2015, "Donghai People's Quarterly" reported: During the summer vacation, 21 Donghai students went to the "Mainland" for a month of "Hundreds of Celebrations" under the sponsorship of the Donghai TEFA Academic Development Foundation and alumni.
-Tunghai University's 60th Anniversary Celebration Root-seeking Project", "Students used bicycles and railways to search for six of the thirteen universities from which Tunghai was founded, and held teacher-student discussions at each university." Most of the teachers and students of Tunghai University choose to forget an important fact: "The origin of Tunghai University" is not the so-called 13 universities in China in the past. Donghai is not a "copy" of them, but a brand-new university opened "from scratch". When people from the East China Sea go to China to "seek their roots", they are seeking fish. The motto of Tunghai University is "seeking truth, believing, and practicing", and the prerequisite for the pursuit of truth is "freedom". Only a free environment can nurture independent thinking students to pursue the truth.