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The Adventures of Eddie Fung: Chinatown Kid, Texas Cowboy, Prisoner of War

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The Adventures of Eddie Fung: Chinatown Kid, Texas Cowboy, Prisoner of War by Judy Yung

Eddie Fung has the distinction of being the only Chinese American soldier to be captured by the Japanese during World War II. He was then put to work on the Burma-Siam railroad, made famous by the film The Bridge on the River Kwai. In this moving and unforgettable memoir, Eddie recalls how he, a second-generation Chinese American born and raised in San Francisco's Chinatown, reinvented himself as a Texas cowboy before going overseas with the U.S. Army. On the way to the Philippines, his battalion was captured by the Japanese in Java and sent to Burma to undertake the impossible task of building a railroad through 262 miles of tropical jungle.

Working under brutal slave labor conditions, the men completed the railroad in fourteen months, at the cost of 12,500 POW and 70,000 Asian lives. Eddie lived to tell how his background helped him endure forty-two months of humiliation and cruelty and how his experiences as the sole Chinese American member of the most decorated Texan unit of any war shaped his later life.

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Pages: 227
Size: 4.1 MB
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Date published:   2011
ISBN: 9780295802053 (DRM-EPUB)

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