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Title The last of the Whampoa breed : stories of the Chinese diaspora / edited by Pang-yuan Chi and David Der-wei Wang

Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 270 pages)
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Series Modern Chinese literature from Taiwan
Modern Chinese literature from Taiwan.
Contents Foreword; Acknowledgments; Timeline; Prologue: Faces, Bronze Faces; Shore to Shore; I Wanted to Go to War; The Stone Tablet at the Cove of the Loving Mother; Old Man Yang and His Woman; 1,230 Spots; Valley of Hesitation; State Funeral; Tale of Two Strangers; The Last of the Whampoa Breed; My Relatives in Hong Kong; Spring Hope; The Vanishing Ball; Epilogue: In Remembrance of My Buddies from the Military Compound
Summary Whampoa Military Academy was China's first modern military institution. For decades the ""Spirit of Whampoa"" was invoked as the highest praise to all Chinese soldiers who guarded their nation heroically. But of all the battles these soldiers have fought, the most challenging one was the civil war that resulted in the ""great divide"" of China in the mid-twentieth century. In 1949 the Communists exiled a million soldiers and their families to compounds in Taiwan and cut off communication with mainland China for forty years. The Last of the Whampoa Breed tells the stories
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Subject Chinese literature -- 20th century.
Chinese literature -- Taiwan.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231509057 (electronic bk.)
9780231509053 (electronic bk.)