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Memories of Mount Qilai: The Education of a Young Poet

Mu Yang

Abstract

Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan, and its mountains, especially Mount Qilai, were deeply inspirational for the young poet who is the author of this book. A place of immense natural beauty and cultural heterogeneity, the city was also a site of extensive social, political, and cultural change in the twentieth century, from the Japanese occupation and the American bombings of World War II to the Chinese Civil War, the White Terror, and the Cold War. Taken as a whole, these evocative and allusive autobiographical essays provide a personal response to history as Taiwan transitioned ... More

Keywords: Hualien, eastern Taiwan, Mount Qilai, Japanese colony, Republic of China, childhood, American bombings, Nationalist government, manufacturing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231169967
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169967.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mu Yang, author