About the Author
Mr. Chen Xoung-Chi was born on July 7, 1940. His hometown is Nan-Yang, Henan Province, China. He was a 1962 graduate of the Academy of Financial Affaires, the Combined Services of the ROC Ministry of Defense. He had served in the Bureau of Financial Affaires, the headquarters of the ROC Combined Services, the Keelung and Taipei City Committee of the Youth Corps, as well as the Chinese newspaper LA REPUBLICA in Panama.
Mr. Chen is a renowned newspaper editor and had authored several books in Chinese. This book 《My Father and the Republic of China》is his latest writing in memory of his beloved late father Mr. Chen Qi-Er who would have been 100 years old in 2018.
There are 2 volumes of this book: Vol.1 documented his father’s military career throughout the WWII era while serving as an officer in the ROC Army Telecommunication Corps, witnessing the horrendous suffering of the Chinese people during the Japanese invasion and the joy of the final victory celebration by the Chinese people in 1945.
Vol. 2 will be published on this BigBall website as soon as it is completed and released by the author.
Updated on July 10, 2018
Vol. 2 has been completed with even more moving stories about the author’s father during the internal war between the KMT army and the CCP peoples’s liberation army; and the subsequent career setbacks in Taiwan due to a brief (<48 hours) captivity by the PLA while saving an army general who was chased to the shore by the PLA. Yet his father never lost his loyalty to the KMT and continued to provide honorable services as a distinguished Telecommunication Brigade commander and an outstanding instructor at the Telecommunication Academy of the Army. The author also documented his son’s memorable visit to his hometown in Henan Province to look up those places that he had heard throughout his upbringing.
What a wonderful story by such an elegant writer Mr. Chen Xoung-Chi!