CHINA: Snow Red & Moon Angel

She was just a Formosan peasant's daughter, but she had been beautiful in her youth, when she went to Shanghai in the '20s and studied Communism. Now, at 46, after some advanced studies in Moscow and nine years in Jap prisons, she was tuberculous and no longer beautiful. But baggy-eyed, jug-eared Chinese General Chen Yi, looking back on the worst month of his Formosa governorship, would never forget the woman known as Hsieh Hsüeh-hung—Thanks Snow Red.

Chen blamed last month's Formosa rebellion on Snow Red. This was unduly modest of him; most of...

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