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SpymasterDai Li and the Chinese Secret Service$
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Frederic Wakeman

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520234079

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520234079.001.0001

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Living off the Land

Living off the Land

(p.12) Chapter 2 Living off the Land

Frederic Wakeman

University of California Press

This chapter provides background information on Dai Li's family and childhood. It explains that the Dai family of Jiangshan district was supposedly descended from Dai Sheng of the Western Han. His paternal great-grandfather Dai Qiming helped elevate the poor peasant family to higher status during the local struggles against Taiping rebels. From a very early age Dai Li was a troublemaker who was addicted to sex and gambling but he was also a natural leader. He organized hi school's Youth's Association and he graduated first in his class in 1913. This chapter also discusses Dai Li's friendship with Hu Zongnan.

Keywords:   Dai Li, family, childhood, Dai Shen, Western Han, Jiangshan district, Dai Qiming, troublemaker, Hu Zongnan

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