11/10 (Sat) 1~4 pm Book Launch For The Adventures of Eddie Fung 《Eddie Fung歷險記》新書發行

book launchChinese Culture Center, the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA), and University of Washington Press will be hosting a book party to celebrate the publication of The Adventures of Eddie Fung: Chinatown Kid, Texas Cow-boy, Prisoner of War, edited by Judy Yung, on Saturday, November 10, 1 to 4 pm., at the Chinese Culture Center.

11月10日星期六下午1點至4點, 中華文化中心、美國華人歷史學會以及華盛頓大學出版社將爲Judy Yung的 《Eddie Fung歷險記》舉辦新書發行慶祝宴會。《Eddie Fung歷險記》 講述了一名唐人街孩子曾經作爲德克薩斯州牛仔和戰俘的經歷…

An interview with Judy Yung and Eddie Fung

The Adventures of Eddie Fung is a story about the only chinese American soldier ever to be captured by the Japanese during World War II and put to work on the Burma-Siam railroad, made famous by the film The Bridge on the River Kwai.
The Adventures of Eddie Fung, a memoir of the past, Eddie Fung, a second generation Chinese American born and raised in San Francisco China-town, reinented 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 undertrake the impossible tast of building a railraod through 262 miles of tropical jungle.

Signed copies of The Adventures of Eddie Fung will be available at a discounted rate to CCC and CHSA members. In addition, a visual presentation introducing the book and the husband-and-wife team that wrote it will begin at 2 pm.

《Eddie Fung歷險記》 講述了在第二次世界大戰中唯一遭日軍俘虜的華裔美國士兵被迫到緬甸-暹羅鐵路充當勞工的傳奇故事,該故事因影片《桂河大橋》而一舉聞名。在這感人至深、令人難忘的記憶中,Eddie回憶了自己作爲成長於舊金山唐人街的第二代美籍華人,滿懷德克薩斯州牛仔夢想,參加美軍奔赴海外戰場的真實經歷。在前往菲律賓的途中,美軍在爪哇被日軍俘獲,繼而被遣往緬甸執行一項不可能完成的任務-建造一條全長262英里穿越熱帶叢林的的鐵路。

凡中華文化中心及美國華人歷史學會會員均可優惠購買 《Eddie Fung歷險記》 簽名新書。 此外當天下午2點將舉行新書介紹以及作者夫婦的演講活動。