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Author Fan, Joshua.

Title China's homeless generation : voices from the veterans of the Chinese Civil War, 1940s-1990s / Joshua Fan
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 182 pages)
Series Routledge contemporary China series ; 62
Routledge contemporary China series ; 62
Contents Invisibility -- Seeds of hostility -- Legacy of Japanese rule -- Retrocession and conflict -- The February 28 incident -- Lijia : leaving home, 1940s -- Overview of the exodus -- Entanglement with the military -- Common experiences in the exodus -- Different experiences in the exodus -- Wujiakegui : homelessness, 1950s -- The arrival -- Marriage and the homeless generation -- The KMT and the military personnel -- Responses to homesickness -- Chengjia : establishing home, 1960s-1970s -- Compromise marriages -- Life after military service -- Jobs through VACRS -- Jobs in the private sector -- MDVs : from temporary refuge to home -- Laobing and veterans' homes -- Huijia : returning home, 1980s-1990s -- Preparing for the return -- Return by numbers -- Characteristics of the return -- The effects of the return -- Appendix: ROC military ranking structure -- Glossary
Summary China's Homeless Generation is a study of nearly two million Chinese who were displaced from home in Mainland China to the island of Taiwan. A result of the Chinese civil war between the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), this massive migration began around 1948 and continued for more than a decade. The displacement officially lasted until November 1987, when they were legally allowed to return for the first time in nearly forty years. Collectively, referred to as the 'Homeless Generation', this unique study makes extensive use of these survivors' own voices
Notes "Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Zhongguo guo min dang -- Biography
Zhongguo guo min dang.
Civil War (China : 1945-1949)
Homeless persons -- Taiwan -- Biography
Refugees -- Taiwan -- Biography
Soldiers -- Taiwan -- Biography
Veterans -- Taiwan -- Biography
Emigration and immigration.
HISTORY -- Military -- Veterans.
Homeless persons.
China -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
China -- History -- Civil War, 1945-1949 -- Personal narratives.
China -- History -- Civil War, 1945-1949 -- Refugees
China -- History -- Civil War, 1945-1949 -- Veterans
Taiwan -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
Genre/Form Biographies.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203838726