Posts Tagged ‘Taiwan’

Land and Money

Taiwan urban flower

“When my mother burns incense to honor the ancestors, it’s for those of my father’s family, the Wang, not her own, the Liu,” Shuyuan said as we mounted the steps of the factory. “She feels that neither she nor any of us children ever got anything from the Liu, its village or its land. Everything we have came from my father and this factory.”

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Notes of a Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin

Qiu Maojin Notes of a Crocodile

Notes of a Crocodile is not a book that shows teenagers how to live a straight life, in any sense of the term. And yet it is intended to be a survival manual for teenagers, for a certain age when reading the right book can save your life…

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How to Move a Tree

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Early one morning in a park in Taiwan I came across a man who had stopped off on his way home from the market to harness himself to a tree…

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