Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan, and its mountains,
especially Mount Qilai, were deeply inspirational for the young
poet Yang Mu. A place of immense natural beauty and cultural
heterogeneity, the city was also a site of extensive social,
political, and cultural change in the twentieth century, from the
Japanese occupation and the American bombings of World War II to
the Chinese civil war, the White Terror, and the Cold War.
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