Shantung Compound by Langdon Gilkey

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This vivid diary of life in a Japanese internment camp during World War II examines the moral challenges encountered in conditions of confinement and deprivation.


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Langdon Gilkey was a young American teacher at Yenching University near Peking, China, when the Japanese military under wartime pressure rounded up all foreigners into an internment camp. Two and a half years later they were released. Shantung Compound is based on a journal Dr. Gilkey kept during his imprisonment.
Published December 18, 2012 by HarperOne. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, War, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Travel. Non-fiction

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The author Justifies his offering of this account of his experience of twenty years ago in a Japanese concentration camp on the ground that it may have permanent value as a story of what happens when people are faced with circumstances almost entirely at odds with their previous life.

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