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Author Discusses Taiwan's Equivalent 9/11 Event


Everyone in the United States has heard of 9/11. Taiwan’s equivalent is 2-2-8, standing for 2/28/47, when a nationwide massacre occurred under Chinese Kuomintang rule. For forty years, the horrific incident stayed secret under the strict martial law on the island. Jennifer J. Chow, author of the new book "The 228 Legacy," says: “I wanted to explore the effects of a deep-held secret across several generations within the same family.”

Los Angeles, CA, August 08, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Taiwan’s 228 Massacre

Author Discusses Taiwan's Equivalent 9/11 Event

In the United States, everyone refers to the tragic event that occurred on September 11, 2001 as 9/11. In Taiwan, an event known only as 228 refers to 2/28/47, the date when a nationwide massacre occurred in Taiwan under Chinese Kuomintang rule. For forty years, though, the horrific incident stayed secret under the strict martial law on the island.

Jennifer J. Chow, author of the new book "The 228 Legacy," wanted to write a novel with the incident at its core. She was inspired by family stories while viewing photos of a two-million-person human chain commemorating 228.

“I wanted to explore the effects of an event of this magnitude, held secret for decades, on a Taiwanese-American family,” explains Chow.

In a unique and compelling interview, Chow can discuss:

· The 228 Massacre- how it created a gap between the Chinese and Taiwanese peoples
· History- the story of Taiwan circa World War II
· Culture- the struggle of a hyphenated identity and integration into a new land
· Family- how we can both draw close to and distance ourselves from our loved ones
· Mystery- how secrets affect us as individuals and groups

Jennifer J. Chow is a graduate of Cornell University with a BS in Biology & Society and an undergraduate specialization in gerontology, along with a Master’s in Social Welfare with a concentration in aging. She is a licensed clinical social worker and worked in the field for several years. Her short stories have been published in several literary magazines. Additionally, The 228 Legacy made it to the second round of the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

Author’s Website: www.jenniferjchow.com

Publisher’s Website: www.martinsisterspublishing.com

The 228 Legacy can be purchased from www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com and through all major booksellers.

Review copies available upon request.

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Jennifer Chow
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