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Who was Wu Chow's Auntie?

Question #70006. Asked by teash.

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Char Nyuk Tsin
From the movie "The Hawaiians"
The story of a Chinese woman, played by Tina Chen, ho only speaks the Hakah mountain dialect. She arrives in Hawaii with almost no English, but a strong desire to survive and succeed. She is the center figure of the story and as such, she gives birth to five sons and ultimately one daughter all by a man, also from China, played by Mako. She dedicates herself to him. This guy, by the way, is already married to a woman still living in China,his first wife, who he sends much of his earnings to. So our Heroine, must be her own children's "auntie."
When her husband contracts Leprosy, Wu Chow's Auntie, as she is now called by everybody who knows her, nobly follows her husband to the outcast Island of Molokai where she takes care of him until he dies.


Aug 23 2006, 7:20 PM
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Empress Dowager Cixi.

Wu Chow was the bastard brother of Guangxu. Guangxu was born to Yixuan, Prince Chun, who was married to Empress Dowager Cixi's younger sister, and therefore he was Cixi's nephew.



Aug 23 2006, 7:30 PM
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The story is actually fully-explored in Michener's original novel, "Hawaii," in the section "From the Starving Village."

Aug 23 2006, 7:31 PM
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