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Low Lie the Shattered Towers

Mahlon Meyer

in Remembering China from Taiwan

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9789888083862
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209091 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083862.003.0004
Low Lie the Shattered Towers

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Follows the second generation of “mainlanders,” the children of those who escaped from the mainland, their haunted lives as they attempt to establish a new identity for themselves out of the cursed fate they believe they inherited from their parents. The chapter also follows two members of the third generation, one who was exposed to her grandfather's stories about greatness on the mainland and who developed a sense of self, the other who chose to embrace her aborigine identity, promoted by the opposition, DPP, party as a way to enhance their prestige.

Keywords: Sexual abuse; DPP; Mainlanders; Oral history; Nei di ren

Chapter.  27323 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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