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Wang Jingwei & Modern China Series no: 10

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Record of an Era
Prison Writings by Members of the Wang Jingwei Regime

Volumes I-IV

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  • The first post-war anthology of handwritten manuscripts of political prisoners features never-before-published first-had accounts of associates of the Wang Jingwei regime after 1945.
  • Amasses the works of 31 associates of the Wang Jingwe regime such as Long Yusheng, Chen Bijun, Zhou Zuoren, Chen Gongbo, Jiang Kanghu, etc.
  • More than 700 pages of handwritten manuscripts, with transcriptions, created in Nangjing’s Tiger Bridge and Suzhou Lion’s Mouth prisons.
  • Content included ranges from letters, poetry, literary discussions, selected anthologies.

Prison Writings by Members of the Wang Jingwei Regime, Vol. I

The complete first drafts of Long Yusheng’s seminal work on ci, or lyric poetry, in two volumes. Handwritten by Long in prison, the work is of fundamental importance to our understanding of 20th century poetry composition and the relationship between music and literature.

MORE THAN 30 AUTHORS, INCLUDING:

LONG YUSHENG(1902-1966)

Long Yusheng (birth name Muxun, style name Renhan jushi) was a native of Wanzai, Jiangsu. He and Wang Jingwei (1883-1944) began their lifelong friendship when they were both students of the great Cantonese poet Zhu Zumou. Long Yusheng is recognized today as one of China’s most important scholars of classical Chinese poetry in the twentieth-century. He taught at Jinan University, Zhongshan University, Zhongyang University, and Shanghai Music Institute. He founded two journals, Tong Sheng and Qiu Shi, which were subsidized by Wang, and the journal Classical Chinese Quarterly, which was published in Shanghai. Long was also a private tutor for Wang’s children. After the war, he was imprisoned for twelve years as a “cultural hanjian”, or traitor to China. He was initially sent to Nanjing’s Tiger Bridge Prison, was later transferred to Suzhou’s Lion Mouth Prison and was released in 1948. He died from illness in 1966.

CHEN BIJUN(1891-1959)

Chen Bijun, courtesy name Bingru, was born in Penang, Malaya, although her ancestral home was in Guangdong Xinhui. As the wife of Wang Jingwei (1883-1944), Chen Bijun made many contributions to public welfare and philanthropic causes, although she has been virtually erased from history books in China, As a political figure, under the Wang Reorganized National Government during the 1940s, she negotiated vigorously with the Japanese occupiers in Guangdong to secure its stability and development. She was arrested in 1945 in Guangzhou and sentenced two years later to life imprisonment. She died of a heart attack in the prison hospital in 1959 at the age of 68.

CHEN GONGBO(1892-1946)

A native of Nanhai, Guangdong, Chen Gongbo was steeped in revolutionary activities from a very early age. A Chinese politician with an extensive resumé both in and outside of government, Chen Gongbo was a founding member of the Chinese Communist Party and left the CCP soon thereafter to join the leftist faction of the Guomindang, where he became a close associate of Wang Jingwei and a vocal critic of Chiang Kai-shek from the mid-1920s onward. He did not agree with the Peace Movement or the establishment of another Nationalist Government, but in supporting Wang, he believed that as long as his heart was at peace, he did not care about the potential destruction to his reputation and future. In 1940, after the Nanjing National Reorganized Government had been formed, Chen served as the president of the Legislative Yuan, the Mayor of Shanghai, and as a member of the Guomindang Central Executive Committee. After Wang’s death in 1944, Chen became the second and final premier and chairman of the Nanjing National Reorganized Government. In 1946, he was declared a hanjian, tried and executed by firing squad.

ZHOU ZUOREN(1885-1967)

A native of Shaoxing, Zhou Zuoren was a writer and renowned essayist. He was the younger brother of the author Lu Xun and served as Director of the North China Office of Education in Wang Jingwei’s National Reorganized Government. He was sent to Tiger Bridge Prison where he served his sentence for treason and collusion with the Japanese, was pardoned in 1949 and died during the Cultural Revolution.

KIANG KANG-HU(1883-1954)

Born in Yiyang, Jiangxi, Kiang was appointed Chief of the Examination Yuan and other positions in the Nanjing National Reorganized Government. Sentenced to life imprisonment in 1946, Kiang died in prison in 1954.

WEI NAILUN

Wei Suzhai, also known as Wei Nailun, was as an officer in the publicity office in the Reorganized National Government, as well as the anti-tobacco office in Anhui. He was also a producer in the Wang government’s China United Film Company. Wei was sent to prison after the war.

WU YUANDI

A native of Jiangsu Jiangyin, Wu was a biologist. He served as principal at the Suzhou Secondary School and also as the deputy director at the Suzhou branch of the Central Reserve Bank of China under Wang Jingwei’s National Reorganized Government. After the war, he was sentenced to prison and devoted his two-and-one-half years of incarceration to the task of completing A Dictionary of Biology

  • 書評讚譽
    書名頁
    版權頁
    獻言
    目錄

  • 前言
    代序 | 陳登武
    導讀 | 黎智豐
    編輯前言
    龍榆生(1902-1966)

  • 《倚聲學》一
    《倚聲學》二

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While there is nothing special about reading in prison, for a large prison to be occupied by so many intellectuals was likely a first, not to occur again.
HO MANG HANG