I gratefully acknowledge valuable assistance from the following:

Mr Stanley Liao of the New Zealand Taiwanese Association, Auckland, New Zealand, who tracked me down in 1997 as the possessor of my fatherís faded manuscript and encouraged me to have it published.

Gerrit and Mei-chin van der Wees, of the Washington DC-based "Taiwan Communiqué", and Dr. J.S. Lin, of the Taiwan Publishing Co, Inc., Upland, CA., USA, all of whom gave much valuable assistance with the publishing process.

My son, Peter.


Colin J. Shackleton.