A unified view of history that is full of flaws At a time when Taiwan and China are drifting apart, CCTV invested heavily in the production of a four-episode large-scale documentary "Liu Ming Chuan in Taiwan", which seems to talk about history, but in fact it talks about reality. The core concept of the documentary is that "Treasure Island Taiwan has been China's sacred and inviolable territory since ancient times", thus making Liu Mingchuan a national hero unparalleled in the world. Liu Mingchuan has two historical achievements.
One is to defeat the French army in the Sino-French War. Invasion and defending Taiwan's sovereignty; the second is to serve as the first governor of Taiwan of the Qing Empire to promote the modernization of Taiwan. However, in order remove background from image to forcibly promote the unified view of history, the CCP ignores the opposition and conflict between this view and the Marxist-Leninist view of history of class struggle that the CCP has pursued since its establishment. In terms of the historical view of class struggle, the CCP considers itself to be the descendant of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. Before that, it filmed the huge TV series "Taiping Heavenly Kingdom".
In that TV series, all the leaders of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom from Hong Xiuquan onwards were all righteous. Heroes, Zeng Guofan and other Qing army generals who suppressed the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom were all "filial sons and worthy grandsons of the reactionary landlord class" -- Liu Mingchuan was of course among them. Liu Mingchuan was a warlord who started his career by suppressing the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. He led the private army "Mingzi Battalion" to capture Wuxi, Changzhou, and Suzhou, massacred tens of thousands of Taiping soldiers. After that, Liu Mingchuan was ordered to suppress the uprising of the Nian army. First, it lasted for three years, and the Eastern Nian Army was wiped out at Wayaopu in Yangzhou; when the Western Nian Army was approaching Tianjin, Liu Mingchuan offered a plan to Li Hongzhang to lead the