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Militant dependents’ village in Taiwan, a legacy of the war between the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Kuomintang (KMT), is also a strong material form of ties between the island and the Chinese mainland. The dwellers here were mostly KMT soldiers and their dependents who fled to Taiwan with Chiang Kai-shek around the year 1949. The half a century they spent in the villages could be condensed into a poem called Homesickness by Yu Guangzhong, but their stories here are far beyond.? Situated next to the landmark Taipei 101 Building, the Sisinan Village is the oldest militant dependents’ village in the Taipei area. Originally the settlement for the No.44 Armory Factory from Qingdao nike venomenon 5 australia , Shandong province, the village accommodated the workers and their families since 1948, when they landed in the southern Keelung city and came all the way up to the capital. The Sisinan Village had been expected to be demolished by 1999, but was listed on March, 1991 by the municipal government as a historical site. In 1993 nike kobe ad australia , it was transformed as the Xinyi Public Assembly Hall, open to both local residents as well as tourists. Residents gather to sing Karaoke in the entertainment room of the village around 3 pm almost every day. “I know that people on the mainland love square dances. Here we prefer singing,” says a middle-aged woman. A man who used to live in the village walks back with his dog. New apartments have been built as the village went through remodeling. Settlement of the militant dependents’ villagers is one of the hot issues during election times. Walking along the Chung-shan Road passing several hot-spring resorts, you’ll see a few dilapidated blocks of buildings. The Beitou Village here is the only militant dependents’ village in Taiwan that still has inhabitants, who are expected to move all out of the place in the near future. Original walls of militant dependents’ villages were usually short. To ward off burglars nike kobe 11 australia , residents installed shattered glass on top of the wall. The walls were made of mud and bamboo sticks plus a layer of asbestos tile on the roof, and were thus called “bamboo fences”. There’s not much difference inside homes of the villagers with their compatriots on the other side of the channel. Taking the village as only a temporary settlement for the strategy of “retaking the mainland in three years”, most households bought simple furniture and cheap daily goods: Plane seats were used as sofas; flour bags were sewn into pants; and artillery shells were made into lunch boxes. Even those who could afford to buy furniture, most would choose the low-priced ones made of rattan, for they could be abandoned once the army returned to the mainland. A resident in Beitou villag. Cheap Jerseys China   Cheap NFL Jerseys   Cheap Jerseys China Free Shipping   Cheap Wholesale NFL Jerseys   Cheap NBA Basketball Jerseys   Cheap MLB Baseball Jerseys   Cheap NCAA Jerseys   Wholesale Jerseys   Wholeasale Jerseys China   Wholesale MLB Jerseys



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