FORWARD, BY GEORGE H KERR
I. My FORMOSAN HERITAGE, 1
II. NAGASAKI, 1945, 30
III. RETURN TO FORMOSA AND TO UNIVERSITY LIFE, 44
IV. THE MARCH UPRISING, 1947, 59
V. MONTREAL AND PARIS, 74
VI. ACADEMIC LIFE-FORMOSA AND ABROAD, 90
VII. AT THE UNITED NATIONS-A PERSONAL DILEMMA, 106
VIII. My ARREST, 121
IX. INTERROGATION, 137
X. COURT MARTIAL AND PRISON, 164
XI. SURVEILLANCE, 182
XII. ESCAPE TO SWEDEN, 208
XIII. THE VIEW FROM AMERICA, 229
To A-Bin and A-Yap
I am greatly indebted to Mr. George Kerr
for taking down what I have dictated and typing the first draft of the
manuscript, as well as for his valuable suggestions and checking of certain
facts. However, I am solely responsible for the final version and the viewpoints
expressed in this book.
Since I destroyed all my diaries and notes kept from childhood just
before I left Formosa, certain dates are not too specific. For the protection
of certain people their names cannot be given in my narrative.
I would like to express my deep appreciation to all who extended concern,
assistance, and support to me during the most difficult period.
I wish to pay homage to those brave Formosans who never cease the struggle
for the future of their compatriots, in the course of which many have endured
great personal sacrifice and others have lost their lives.
My thoughts are always with members of my family and personal friends
who still bear the burdens and punishment imposed on them because of their
relationship to me.
I appreciate the initial suggestion of Professor and Mrs. Carl Gustaf
Bernhard that I write my memoirs. I want to thank Mr. Julian Bach and Miss
Mary Clemmey for their encouragement, and also the staff of Holt,
Rinehart and Winston, Inc. for their arrangement to publish this manuscript.
I am grateful to Mrs. Linda G. Erickson for her careful editing and
assistance in preparing the final version of the manuscript.
Ann Arbor, Michigan