Guilin (Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, China) , Shanghai (China), Hong Kong (China), Taiwan., Kuomintang (China), New York., University of California, Santa Barbara, China--In opera, writing, Cultural identity.
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2015.048.014 The Family Journey of Kenneth Pai

Writer Kenneth Hsien-Yung Pai talks about his tumultuous childhood living in China during and after the Second Sino-Japanese war. He was diagnosed with Tuberculosis as a child and it affected his views on the world. He discusses his inspirations to become a writer and talks about writing the biography about his father Bai Chongxi, a Kuomintang general. His travels led him to the US at the age of 25 to pursue his studies and eventually becoming a professor at the University of California Santa Barbara. He later returns to China and begins to promote Kun opera and putting together a revival of the play “Peony Pavilion” in 2004.