Category Archives: history

Memoir of art, music, history, and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

I was astonished to learn of her past. An unassuming aquaintance, Fangfang Xu, recently published her family memoir, Galloping Horses:  Artist Xu Beihong and His Family During Mao’s China. She did tell me her father was called the “father of … Continue reading

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WWII on the Home Front – a Woman’s Perspective

As Pearl Harbor Day was last week, it is fitting to write about a different kind of WWII memoir. Peter Green finished putting together his mother’s story of civilian life during WWII and published it in time for Veteran’s Day. … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary stories

My mother was a 16-year-old living near Tokyo when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The war seemed far away to a teenager busy working to help support the family, but soon she was following radio broadcasts to hear of bombs … Continue reading

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