Contents
Important Highlights of This Book

TITLE PAGE

FORWARD, BY GEORGE H KERR

AUTHOR'S NOTE

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

INDEX 261
 
 

To A-Bin and A-Yap
 
AUTHOR'S NOTE
 

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.
 

PENG MING-MIN 

Ann Arbor, Michigan 

January 1972