97-year-old KANG Chen-kuo was born in North China. Having spent his youth in wartime China, he was forced to fight in the Korean War, and ended up being caught by the US military as a POW and sent to Taiwan. Deep in the mountains in Taiwan, KANG met the daughter of a Taiwanese indigenous tribal chief and got married. Since then, KANG has settled down in the tribal village and runs a grocery with his wife.
In this grocery, we hear both Mandarin spoken with a Northern Chinese accent and Paiwan, a Taiwanese indigenous tribal language. What do his children and grandchildren, who are proud to be born into a Taiwanese indigenous tribal chief’s family, think of Kang, who comes from China? Here we witness the legacy of the geopolitics in East Asia and a reflection upon the history of modern Taiwan.