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Remembering China from Taiwan: Divided Families and Bittersweet Reunions after the Chinese Civil War

Mahlon Meyer


The book tells the story of the exodus from China of two million Nationalist loyalists, military and civilians. It depicts the choices faced by millions of families as they were forced to chose which child to send ahead to Taiwan, to safety, as they heard the artillery of the advancing communist armies and anticipated certain death. It also shows the creation of a nostalgic community across the Taiwan Strait created by those families divided by the civil war. The argument is that the mainlanders living on Taiwan saw themselves as cursed, exiled people and only found their way, a new identity w ... More

Keywords: Kuomintang, Nationalists, Mainlanders, Taiwan, China, Nostalgia, Oral History

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083862
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083862.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mahlon Meyer, author
University of Washington

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