陳文成畫像 ( Ball Pen Artwork ) By Prof. Jay Tu
This is a portrait of Dr. Chen. I did it long, long time ago, perhaps in 1991 when I was still in Michigan. Bernie Huang (黃邦男) was a good friend and he helped me find a summer job with Ford, which was critical for me to finish my Ph.D. thesis (I got a machine from Ford to do experiments).
If I remember it right, the sketch was based on a widely circulated photo of Dr. Chen. I did it quickly with a ball pen; therefore, there was no erases and corrections. I tried to capture the youth and confidence of Dr. Chen in his trademark smile. I hope this little sketch did his justice. The paper has yellowed.
When Dr. Chen was murdered and his body was dumped at the NTU campus, I was living in the university dormitory, only a few minutes from where his body was found. I remember that morning when I woke up, I heard people talking about a body was found in the grass. However, we did not know who he was.
Later, from newspapers, I learned some more details. The newspapers at that time, just like the mainstream media now in the US, were totally biased and they span his death as suicide by guilt. What I remember the most was Soong Tsu-Fish's antics. He was the head of government news agency at the time.
Two coroners were sent from the US to investigate the causes of Dr. Chen's death. Soong insisted that these two coroners did not perform any autopsy on Dr. Chen. One Taiwanese female reporter, working for a US news agency, published an article reporting that an autopsy was performed. Soong got so mad. He revoked the license of that female reporter. Soong showed off his English, proclaiming "You should report, not distort!"
As always, the person who distorts the truth always accuses others to cover up his own lies.
For many years, many Taiwanese summer camps hosted tennis tournaments, named after Dr. Chen.
After so many years, the perpetrators of Dr. Chen's murder and the murders of Attorney Lin's family are still unknown and not held accountable. The mass murderer Chiang Shit still owns a mega temple in Taiwan and Tsi1.5 is not doing anything to change that. Sadly, the TI fighters who fought hard in the past are no longer fighting under Tsi1.5.
Kuan, the NTU head installed by Tsi1.5, made sure that Dr. Chen is murdered again, 40 years later.