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Characters By Chapter
Remy Hale
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   Book I Taipei 1947 - 1952
1Jeng LiMinA painter. aka: Ah Bin.
 ZhanTian-maA popular silent film narrator.
 Dr.TsaiLi Min's husband. aka Baba.
 Cheung A midwife.
2TsaiLi KaLi Min's eldest daughter. aka: Ah Zhay.
3Matsu A sea goddess in Chinese folk religion.
 ChenYiThe Governor-General.
 ChiangKai-shekA Chinese political and military leader. aka: Generalissimo.
4ZheeHyanLi Min's younger son.
 ChunChunA singer.
 Dua HyanLi Min's older son.
 Su MingGuoDr. Tsai's very good friend.
6Liou KaiHsiangA fisherman.
7KarlMarxGerman philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist.
 Mr.SasakiA high school teacher.
 ProfessorWuOne of Dr. Tsai's acquaintances.
 ProfessorHsiaoOne of Dr. Tsai's acquaintances.
 YangKuei-feiThe infamous concubine.
 MaoZedongFormer Chairman of People's Republic of China.
8HuangShih-huiA writer.
9Naomi Li Min's acquaintance.
 WeiLinNaomi's son.
 Lin Naomi's husband.
 Ah Ma Li Min's mother.
 Ah Gong Li Min's father.
11PaulGauguinFrench Post-Impressionist artist.
12MarcelProustA writer.
 HsiaoYenNarrator's best friend.
   Book II Taichung 1958 - 1972
13UncleOwyangThe grandparents' neighbor.
 DengYanAh Zhay's husband. aka: Jie-fu.
 Mei Mei Ah Zhay's daughter.
 DowagerCixiChinese empress dowager.
 AuntyOwyangUncle Owyang's wife.
14DeepakChaharIndian Cricket player.
 AuntyChuOne of Li Min's relatives.
 AuntyWongOne of Li Min's relatives.
 WeiShinAunty Wong's daughter.
 UncleWongAunty Wong's husband.
15ChengPingNarrator's classmate.
16PabloPicassoSpanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist.
 ReneMagritteBelgian surrealist artist.
 AhLuZhee Hyan's classmate.
 Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician and philosopher.
20Dr.SunOwned a medical clinic.
 MonaRudaoThe son of a chief of the Seediq tribe of Taiwanese aborigines.
21Robert F.KennedyAmerican politician and lawyer. aka: Bobby.
 Martin LutherKing Jr.African American Baptist minister and activist.
 SisterChenOne of the church members.
 SisterTsaiOne of the church members.
 BrotherZhangOne of the church members.
 BrotherYuOne of the church members.
 TingTingNarrator's friend.
 MickJaggerEnglish songwriter, singer of The Rolling Stones.
 MarianneFaithfullBritish singer, songwriter and actress.
 Sam Narrator's acquaintance.
23MadameChiangThe wife of Generalissimo and President Chiang Kai-shek.
24YiHuaA waitress.
 Eddie Ting Ting's fiancĂ©.
 TeresaTengTaiwanese singer.
 JiaLunAh Zhay's son.
25SteveMcQueenAmerican actor.
27JiaZheAh Zhay's son.
 RichardNixon37th President of the United States.
28George H. W.Bush41st President of the United States.
 LiuChiehThe last Permanent Representative of the Republic of China at the UN.
 OliviaHusseyEnglish actress.
 WilliamShakespeareEnglish playwright and poet.
 ZhouEnlai1st Premier of the People's Republic of China.
 Henry A.KissingerU.S. Secretary of State.
   Book III Berkeley 1979-1980
29JimmyCarter39th U.S. President.
 ChiangChing-kuoEldest and only biological son of former president Chiang Kai-shek.
30Stephanie Wei's youngest daughter.
 Lu AiGuoA liaison for the ROC consulate.
 Emily Stephanie's older sister.
 JohnnyCarsonAmerican talk show host and magician.
 DollyPartonAmerican singer-songwriter and actress.
31JamesJoyceIrish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic.
 Tang JiaBaoWei's acquaintance.
32BoYangChinese author.
 PengMing-minA democracy activist, advocate of Taiwan independence.
33SunYat-senChinese physician, politician and revolutionary.
34Mr.BoydWei's colleague.
 James Wei's friend.
 Helen James' wife.
 AdolfHitlerThe leader of Nazi Germany.
 FranciscoFrancoRuled Spain as a military dictator from 1939 until his death.
 JacquelineOnassisFormer First Lady of the United States.
35Mary Stephanie's teacher.
 Rebecca Stephanie's classmate.
 Dr.SeussAmerican children's writer and illustrator.
 Dr.BrancusiA physician.
36DaveMatsonA therapist.
37ThomasPynchonAmerican novelist.
 Lorraine The general's wife.
39GrahamGreeneAn actor and writer.
40Amy Emily's friend.
43ProfessorOngJia Bao's acquaintance.
44Janet A waitress.
47ChenWen-chengA Carnegie Mellon University professor.
 HenryLiuTaiwanese writer.
48LinYi-hsiungThe major leader of the democratization movement in Taiwan.
   Part IV Taipei 1982-2003
49JoniMitchellCanadian musician.
 JanetAustenEnglish novelist.
50JohnFraserScottish actor and author.
 QiongHuaJia Bao's wife.
 Melody Jia Bao's daughter.
 JiaLungJia Bao's son.
51Yaru Mei Mei's daughter.
 ChingChingZhee Hyan's girlfriend.
52LinWangAn elephant.
 Mr.PingOne of the interrogators.
 Mr.YangOne of the interrogators.
 HuangYing ChengWei's acquaintance.
 MarkJensonAn AIT employee.
 BenjaminSuttonMr. Jenson's colleague.
53Pam Wei's neighbor.
 Dr.SloanA physician.
 Yu Wei's dead son.
58DuFuChinese poet and politician of the Tang dynasty.
Green Island suggested by Elizabeth Robinson