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February 8, 2013
NEW 100W PERSONA FOR 2013

Tang Juwu (1898–1939), Chinese officer; general of one of the anti-Japanese volunteer armies resisting the pacification of Manchukuo.

Late in life Tang Juwu is beset by chest infections and suffers frequent coughs, chapped lips, and slickened handkerchiefs. Worse, his only grandson, Jing, recoils at the stricken man’s touch, and will not sit long with him to hear his stories. His pride wounded, Tang Juwu daydreams the child trampled by a horse.

However it is Tang Juwu, himself, who eventually is trampled by a carpenter’s nag named Longma.

Farewell, Yéye.

The Japanese remain until 1945.