“People in Taipei”, written by Hsien-yung Pai, is a story about a group of people were forced to immigrate to Taiwan around 1949. Most of his books are literature. However, “My Father and the Republic of China”, which was published in 2012, is not only stayed focus on describing his father’s personal deeds but also concerned about the Great Era in China.
The article is divided into two parts. First, from “People in Taipei”, Mr. Pai has his unique perspective on experiences of Mainlanders fled from calamity, especially during the year of 1949. The Chinese Civil War caused those Mainlanders were forced to separate from their hometowns far far away. Being refugees, they never got a chance to return their hometowns again. Those who experienced discreteness owned particular historical memories and could represent the Great Era, too. These traits are reflected through Hsien-yung Pai’s works. Yet, those historical memories really belong to Hsien-yung Pai’s or just belong to the group of refugees’ are still worth discussing.
Second, according to Hsien-yung Pai’s works: “My Father and the Republic of China”, we can analyze the true meaning and realize the contribution of the published book. Mr. Pai is an emotional man with a strong sense of homesickness not only to his family and relatives but also to his country. Most important of all, to his father’s lifetime criticism, he didn’t even particularly mention about his father’s “rehabilitate” case. Nevertheless, we still could feel the great impact on him. As you all know, from the whole conversation, Mr. Pai is seriously talking about this book with journalists, scholars and audiences at the new book representative. Furthermore, Mr. Pai will recommend the book to readers at the academic seminar in many places, such as Taipei, Guangxi, and Beijing. Needless to say, you surely can feel about the significant of the book by Mr. Pai himself. Through such kind of narration from “My Father and the Republic of China”, we do hope that readers can have empathy on the group of refugees who have experienced the historical tragedy.