The Last of the Whampoa Breed

the Whampoa Academy . It wasn't until after the Taier ... Uncle says that he had lost track of when he last went home . ... The Last of the Whampoa Breed 245 .

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Author: Bangyuan Qi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231130023

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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Stories born of the trials and heartache of exile in Taiwan.

The Last of the Whampoa Breed

Many of the exiles were doomed to live and die homeless and loveless. Yet these life stories reveal a magnanimous, natural dignity that has transcended prolonged mental suffering.

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Author: Pang-Yuan Chi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509053

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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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 of the exiles written by their descendants, many of whom have become Taiwan's most important authors. The book is an important addition to the vastly underrepresented literature of Taiwan in translation and sheds light on the complex relationship between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China. Western readers will not at first recognize the experiences of these soldiers who were severed from a traditional past only to face unfulfilled promises and uncertain futures. Many of the exiles were doomed to live and die homeless and loveless. Yet these life stories reveal a magnanimous, natural dignity that has transcended prolonged mental suffering. "I Wanted to Go to War" describes the sadly ineffectual, even comic attempts to "recapture the mainland." The old soldier in "Tale of Two Strangers" asks to have his ashes scattered over both the land of his dreams and the island that has sheltered him for forty years. Some of the stories recount efforts to make peace with life in Taiwan, as in "Valley of Hesitation," and the second generation's struggles to find a place in the native island society as in "The Vanishing Ball" and "In Remembrance of My Buddies from the Military Compound." Narrating the homeland remembered and the homeland in reality, the stories in this book affirm that "we shall not let history be burned to mere ashes."

Last Boat Out of Shanghai

The Last of the Whampoa Breed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. Chin, Tsai. Daughter of Shanghai. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989.

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Author: Helen Zia

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780525618867

Category: History

Page: 544

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The dramatic real life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China’s 1949 Communist revolution—a heartrending precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today. “A true page-turner . . . [Helen] Zia has proven once again that history is something that happens to real people.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa See NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR • FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JACQUELINE BOGRAD WELD AWARD FOR BIOGRAPHY Shanghai has historically been China’s jewel, its richest, most modern and westernized city. The bustling metropolis was home to sophisticated intellectuals, entrepreneurs, and a thriving middle class when Mao’s proletarian revolution emerged victorious from the long civil war. Terrified of the horrors the Communists would wreak upon their lives, citizens of Shanghai who could afford to fled in every direction. Seventy years later, members of the last generation to fully recall this massive exodus have revealed their stories to Chinese American journalist Helen Zia, who interviewed hundreds of exiles about their journey through one of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century. From these moving accounts, Zia weaves together the stories of four young Shanghai residents who wrestled with the decision to abandon everything for an uncertain life as refugees in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States. Benny, who as a teenager became the unwilling heir to his father’s dark wartime legacy, must decide either to escape to Hong Kong or navigate the intricacies of a newly Communist China. The resolute Annuo, forced to flee her home with her father, a defeated Nationalist official, becomes an unwelcome exile in Taiwan. The financially strapped Ho fights deportation from the U.S. in order to continue his studies while his family struggles at home. And Bing, given away by her poor parents, faces the prospect of a new life among strangers in America. The lives of these men and women are marvelously portrayed, revealing the dignity and triumph of personal survival. Herself the daughter of immigrants from China, Zia is uniquely equipped to explain how crises like the Shanghai transition affect children and their families, students and their futures, and, ultimately, the way we see ourselves and those around us. Last Boat Out of Shanghai brings a poignant personal angle to the experiences of refugees then and, by extension, today. “Zia’s portraits are compassionate and heartbreaking, and they are, ultimately, the universal story of many families who leave their homeland as refugees and find less-than-welcoming circumstances on the other side.”—Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club

Literary Representations of Mainlanders in Taiwan

P. Y. Chi & D. D. W. Wang ( Eds . ) , The Last of the Whampoa Breed ( pp . 242-270 ) . New York : Columbia University Press . Chu , T. W. TEX . ( 2008 ) .

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Author: Phyllis Yu-ting Huang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000285475

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

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This book examines literary representations of mainlander identity articulated by Taiwan’s second-generation mainlander writers, who share the common feature of emotional ambivalence between Taiwan and China. Closely analyzing literary narratives of Chinese civil war migrants and their descendants in Taiwan, a group referred to as "mainlanders" (waishengren), this book demonstrates that these Chinese migrants’ ideas of "China" and "Chineseness" have adapted through time with their gradual settlement in the host land. Drawing upon theories of Sinophone Studies and memory studies, this book argues that during the three decades in which Taiwan moved away from the Kuomintang’s authoritarian rule to a democratic society, mainlander identity was narrated as a transformation from a diasporic Chinese identity to a more fluid and elusive Sinophone identity. Characterized by the features of cultural hybridity and emotional in-betweenness, mainlander identity in the eight works explored contests the existing Sinocentric discourse of Chineseness. An important contribution to the current research on Taiwan’s identity politics, this book will be of interest to academics in the field of Taiwan studies, Sinophone studies, Chinese migration, and Taiwanese literature as well as Chinese literature in general.

Men to Devils Devils to Men

... eds., The Last of the Whampoa Breed: Stories of the Chinese Diaspora (Columbia University Press, 2003), 26–42; and Diane Lary, Warlord Soldiers: Chinese ...

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Author: Barak Kushner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674728912

Category: History

Page: 403

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The Japanese Army committed numerous atrocities during its pitiless campaigns in China from 1931 to 1945. Focusing on the trials of Japanese war criminals, Barak Kushner analyzes the political maneuvering and propagandizing in both China and Japan that would roil East Asian relations throughout the Cold War, with repercussions still felt today.

The Columbia Companion to Modern Chinese Literature

... The Last of the Whampoa Breed: Stories from the Chinese Diaspora, 242–270. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. ——. “The Last Train to Tamshui.

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Author: Kirk A. Denton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231541145

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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The Columbia Companion to Modern Chinese Literature features more than fifty short essays on specific writers and literary trends from the Qing period (1895–1911) to the present. The volume opens with thematic essays on the politics and ethics of writing literary history, the formation of the canon, the relationship between language and form, the role of literary institutions and communities, the effects of censorship, the representation of the Chinese diaspora, the rise and meaning of Sinophone literature, and the role of different media in the development of literature. Subsequent essays focus on authors, their works, and the schools with which they were aligned, featuring key names, titles, and terms in English and in Chinese characters. Woven throughout are pieces on late Qing fiction, popular entertainment fiction, martial arts fiction, experimental theater, post-Mao avant-garde poetry, post–martial law fiction from Taiwan, contemporary genre fiction from China, and recent Internet literature. The volume includes essays on such authors as Liang Qichao, Lu Xun, Shen Congwen, Eileen Chang, Jin Yong, Mo Yan, Wang Anyi, Gao Xingjian, and Yan Lianke. Both a teaching tool and a go-to research companion, this volume is a one-of-a-kind resource for mastering modern literature in the Chinese-speaking world.

Transnational Representations

The Last of the Whampoa Breed: Stories of the Chinese Diaspora. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. Chi, Robert. “The Red Detachment of Women: ...

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Author: James Wicks

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789888208500

Category: History

Page: 192

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Transnational Representations focuses on a neglected period in Taiwan film scholarship: the golden age of the 1960s and 1970s, which saw innovations in plot, theme and genre as directors highlighted the complexities of Taiwan’s position in the world. Combining a concise overview of Taiwan film history with analysis of representative Taiwan films, the book reveals the internal and external struggles Taiwan experienced in its search for global identity. This cross-disciplinary study adopts a transnational approach which presents Taiwan’s film industry as one that is intertwined with that of mainland China, challenging previous accounts that present the two industries as parallel yet separate. The book also offers productive comparisons between Taiwan films and contemporary films elsewhere representing the politics of migration, and between the antecedents of new cinema movements and Taiwan New Cinema of the 1980s. “James Wicks’s book offers a most nuanced, sensible, and timely account of the 1960s to 1970s Taiwan films in terms of plot, theme, language, and generic innovations. It zooms in on works by such prominent directors as Li Xing, Bai Jingrui, Song Cunshou, and others, highlighting local, regional, and transnational flows, while not losing sight of the complexities in the island-state’s identity and modernity formation processes.” —Ping-hui Liao, University of California, San Diego “Wicks’s engaging study forges a comparative approach to Taiwanese cinema that is enlivened and inspired by the possibility of close reading, historical research, and interviews. Most importantly, it draws attention to seminal films so rarely discussed in the English language.” —Brian Hu, artistic director of the San Diego Asian Film Festival

The Great Exodus from China

George Kao (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1982); Chi Pang-yuan and David Der-wei Wang eds., The Last of the Whampoa Breed: Stories of the ...

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Author: Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108809153

Category: History

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Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang examines one of the least understood migrations in modern East Asia - the human exodus from China to Taiwan when Chiang Kai-shek's regime collapsed in 1949. Peeling back layers of Cold War ideological constructs, he tells a very different story from the conventional Chinese civil war historiography that focuses on debating the reasons for Communist success and Nationalist failure. Yang lays bare the traumatic aftermath of the Chinese Communist Revolution for the hundreds of thousands of ordinary people who were forcibly displaced from their homes across the sea. Underscoring the displaced population's trauma of living in exile and their poignant 'homecomings' four decades later, he presents a multi-event trajectory of repeated traumatization with recurring searches for home, belonging, and identity. This thought-provoking study challenges established notions of trauma, memory, diaspora, and reconciliation.

The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwan

The Last of the Whampoa Breed: Stories of the Chinese Diaspora. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. Droogenbroodt, Germain, and Peter Stinson, eds.

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Author: Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231537544

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

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This sourcebook contains more than 160 documents and writings that reflect the development of Taiwanese literature from the early modern period to the twenty-first century. Selections include seminal essays in literary debates, polemics, and other landmark events; interviews, diaries, and letters by major authors; critical and retrospective essays by influential writers, editors, and scholars; transcripts of historical speeches and conferences; literary-society manifestos and inaugural journal prefaces; and governmental policy pronouncements that have significantly influenced Taiwanese literature. These texts illuminate Asia's experience with modernization, colonialism, and postcolonialism; the character of Taiwan's Cold War and post–Cold War cultural production; gender and environmental issues; indigenous movements; and the changes and challenges of the digital revolution. Taiwan's complex history with Dutch, Spanish, and Japanese colonization; strategic geopolitical position vis-à-vis China, Japan, and the United States; and status as a hub for the East-bound circulation of technological and popular-culture trends make the nation an excellent case study for a richer understanding of East Asian and modern global relations.

Translation of Contemporary Taiwan Literature in a Cross Cultural Context

The Last of the Whampoa Breed: Stories of the Chinese Diaspora (2003) is a collection of the stories of soldiers and their families who were exiled and ...

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Author: Szu-Wen Kung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429997259

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 140

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Translation of Contemporary Taiwan Literature in a Cross-Cultural Context explores the social, cultural, and linguistic implications of translation of Taiwan literature for transnational cultural exchange. It demonstrates principally how asymmetrical cultural relationships, mediation processes, and ideologies of the translation players constitute the culture-specific translation activity as a highly contested site, where translation can reconstruct and rewrite the literature and the culture it represents. Four main theoretical themes are explored in relation to such translation activity: sociological studies, cultural and rewriting studies, English as a lingua franca, and social and performative linguistics. These offer insightful perspectives on the translation as an interpretive encounter between not only two languages, two cultural systems and assumptions taking place, but also among various translation mediators. This book will be useful to scholars and students working on translation and cultural studies, China/Taiwan literature studies, and literature studies in cross-cultural contexts.

Translating Others

The Last of the Whampoa Breed: Stories of the Chinese Diaspora, New York: Columbia University Press. Appendix B: Anthologies of Taiwanese Literature ...

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Author: Theo Hermans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317640424

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Both in the sheer breadth and in the detail of their coverage the essays in these two volumes challenge hegemonic thinking on the subject of translation. Engaging throughout with issues of representation in a postmodern and postcolonial world, Translating Others investigates the complex processes of projection, recognition, displacement and 'othering' effected not only by translation practices but also by translation studies as developed in the West. At the same time, the volumes document the increasing awareness the the world is peopled by others who also translate, often in ways radically different from and hitherto largely ignored by the modes of translating conceptualized in Western discourses. The languages covered in individual contributions include Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Rajasthani, Somali, Swahili, Tamil, Tibetan and Turkish as well as the Europhone literatures of Africa, the tongues of medieval Europe, and some major languages of Egypt's five thousand year history. Neighbouring disciplines invoked include anthropology, semiotics, museum and folklore studies, librarianship and the history of writing systems. Contributors to Volume 2: Paul Bandia, Red Chan, Sukanta Chaudhuri, Annmarie Drury, Ruth Evans, Fabrizio Ferrari, Daniel Gallimore, Hephzibah Israel, John Tszpang Lai, Kenneth Liu-Szu-han, Ibrahim Muhawi, Martin Orwin, Carol O'Sullivan, Saliha Parker, Stephen Quirke and Kate Sturge.

The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature From 1375

The Last of the Whampoa Breed : Stories of Chinese Diaspora . New York : Columbia University Press , 2003 . University Press , 1980 .

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Author: Kang-i Sun Chang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521855594

Category: Chinese literature

Page: 793

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Stephen Owen is James Bryant Conant Professor of Chinese at Harvard University. --Book Jacket.

The A to Z of Modern Chinese Literature

In Pang-yuan Chi and David Der-wei Wang, eds., The Last of the Whampoa Breed: Stories of the Chinese Diaspora. New York: BIBLIOGRAPHY ' 401.

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Author: Li-hua Ying

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810876149

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 466

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Modern Chinese literature has been flourishing for over a century, with varying degrees of intensity and energy at different junctures of history and points of locale. An integral part of world literature from the moment it was born, it has been in constant dialogue with its counterparts from the rest of the world. As it has been challenged and enriched by external influences, it has contributed to the wealth of literary culture of the entire world. In terms of themes and styles, modern Chinese literature is rich and varied; from the revolutionary to the pastoral, from romanticism to feminism, from modernism to post-modernism, critical realism, psychological realism, socialist realism, and magical realism. Indeed, it encompasses a full range of ideological and aesthetic concerns. The A to Z of Modern Chinese Literature presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature in modern China. It offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution of modern Chinese literature.

Cultural Studies of Transnationalism

Wang, D. & Chi, P.-Y. (eds) (2003) The Last ofthe Whampoa Breed: Stories ofthe Chinese Diaspora, New York, Columbia University Press.

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Author: Handel Kashope Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317984573

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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This book asks what ‘transnationalism’ might mean for Cultural Studies as an intellectual project shaped in vastly differing circumstances across the world. With contributions from scholars with experience of cultural life and the work of education in various regions, countries and locales - from francophone Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East to Hawaii, Jamaica, South Korea and Japan - Cultural Studies of Transnationalism ranges across literary, film, dance, theatrical and translation studies to explore the socially material and institutional factors that not only shape transnational developments in culture broadly understood, but also frame the academic and professional spaces in which we reflect on these. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Cultural Studies.

Taiwan Literature English Translation Series

The Last of the Whampoa Breed : Stories of the Chinese Diaspora RES : ENS . Columbia University Press , November , 2003 , 288 pages .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123083516

Category: Chinese literature

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Annotated Books Received

( Translator's Preface ) The Last of the Whampoa Breed : Stories of the Chinese Diaspora . Edited by Pang - Yuan Chi and David Der - Wei Wang .

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ISBN: UCR:31210022123598

Category: English imprints

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Chinese Pen

Tsui - hou te Whampoa : lao - ping li - san te ku - shih ( The Last of the Whampoa Breed ) . Taipei : Rye Field , 2004. ( Fiction ) BROTHER Liin HSIEH ...

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ISBN: UVA:X006192197

Category: Chinese literature

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Chinese Literature Essays Articles Reviews

—Science Fiction Chronicle The Last of the Whampoa Breed Stories of the Chinese Diaspora Edited by Pang - yuan Chi and David Der - wei Wang Stories born of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015068876625

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Belief History and the Individual in Modern Chinese Literary Culture

The Last of the Whampoa Breed : Stories of the Chinese Diaspora , New York : Columbia University Press . Chou Ying - hsiung , ed . , 1986.

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Author: Artur K. Wardega

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124155768

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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A value system in constant change; a longing for stability amid uncertainties about the future; a new consciousness about the unlimited challenges and aspirations in modern life: these are themes in modern Chinese literature that attract the attention of overseas readers as well as its domestic audience. They also provide Chinese and foreign literary researchers with complex questions about human life and achievements that search beyond national identities for global interaction and exchange. This volume presents ten outstanding essays by Chinese and European scholars who have undertaken such exchange for the purpose of examining the individual and society in modern Chinese literature.

Strong to Save Maritime Mission in Hong Kong from Whampoa Reach to the Mariners Club

Some chaplains struggled with the paradigm shift whilst others sought a remedy by offering succor to this new breed of seafarer. The tensions this brought ...

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Author: Stephen Davies

Publisher: City University of HK Press

ISBN: 9789629373054

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Page: 672

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Tracing its origins back to 1822 in Whampoa, the Mariners’ Club in Hong Kong was established to meet a specific need for an Anglo-Chinese society defined by that most dubious of activities, seafaring. Its creation was anything but straightforward, and in this can be seen the mutable and often tortuous relations between the various religious bodies, the local population, the transient sailors, the emerging captains of industry, and the growing regulatory reach of the colonial government. The club evolved through many embodiments and witnessed the growth of Hong Kong from a collection of mat-sheds on the foreshore, through colony to its current status. Throughout its turbulent past it has been occasionally marginalized but has always served as an important base for the key actors in the main commercial activity in Hong Kong: seafarers. This is a history of one of the most enduring institutions of Hong Kong, and the first of its kind. Using the Club’s own records as well as a wide range of sources both from within Hong Kong and from the seafaring world at large, this is a comprehensive account of the life of the Missions, the tenancy of the different chaplains, managers, and stewards, the changes in seafaring practices and shipping, and the transformation of Hong Kong itself.