The Kitchen God's Wife - Study Guide Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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In a major development in 1937, the communists and Kuomintang unite to repel the Japanese. To assist them, the Americans form the Flying Tigers. Shortly after the Flying Tigers chase the Japanese away from Kunming in 1941, the Americans invite the Chinese to a dance party. There, Winnie spots a tall Chinese man, American-born Jimmie Louie, who works for the United States Information Service. He is handsome and charming, introducing himself and shaking hands in the western fashion.

Jimmie is entertaining the Chinese by giving them American names that will be easier for their new American friends to pronounce. Thus, Hulan became Helen and Wieli became Winnie, a lively, lucky sounding name from the word "win." Jiaguo became "Jack" and Wen Fu "Victor." However, Wen Fu is not satisfied and asks for a name more special than his wife's, so Jimmie names him...

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