Hong Kong: CBL Fung (self published), 2009. First Edition. Softcover (Outsized). Signed by author (Nelly Fung). Used - Fine. Signed by author on first page. Sound and clean copy. Original, illustrated card stock wraps with French flaps. Lightly read copy. B&W photographs. Appendices, bibliography and index. 21 x 29 cm. 284 pp. Item #6091
Beneath the Banyan Tree is a daughter's personal account of her family's story through four generations and a turbulent era. The tale begins during the Spanish colonial period, and continues through the Philippine Revolution, the violent struggle and pacification by the Americans, the gradual evolution of a nation's democratic structure interrupted by the tragedy of the Second World War, and the final triumph of independence. It is also the personal story of a family, told simply, with candor and affection.
"The author easily navigates from her clan's beginnings and rise to prominence, to the personal and public life of her father, the late Ambassador Marcial Lichauco, Nelly Lichauco Fung has ventured into writing a family history, and she succeeded in portraying a historical era."
--The Manila Times Books Review.