In Pursuit of Peace

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In Pursuit of Peace
Genre Period drama
Written by Ng Kah Huay
Ang Chee Chuan
Woo Soi Muay
Directed by Chia Mien Yang
Tay Peck Choo
Starring Qi Yuwu
Apple Hong
May Phua
Pierre Png
Priscelia Chan
Yao Wenlong
Country of origin Singapore
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 10
Production
Producer(s) Lee Leng Kiong
Running time 120 minutes per episode
Release
Original channel MediaCorp Channel 8
Original release 9 March 2001 – 11 May 2001
Chronology
Related shows The Price of Peace
In Pursuit of Peace
Traditional Chinese 何日軍再來
Simplified Chinese 何日军再来

In Pursuit of Peace is a Singaporean television drama set in Japanese-occupied Singapore during World War II. The series was first run on MediaCorp Channel 8 from 9 March to 11 May 2001 on Friday nights. The series is based on the 1999 book Eternal Vigilance: The Price of Freedom (published by Asiapac Books), which contains numerous eyewitness accounts of survivors of the Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia.

Plot[edit]

The series is set in the time of World War II during the Japanese occupation of Singapore. The effects of war on people's lives are dramatically portrayed in the drama, which centres on the daily lives of characters from three different families and how they lived through the occupation.

In contrast with The Price of Peace, a similar television drama aired on the same channel in 1997, In Pursuit of Peace focuses on the development of the characters, while the former focuses more on historical aspects of the Japanese occupation. Themes of friendship, father-son relationship, romance are explored in this series, revolving around the main characters. This series, unlike its predecessor, also places emphasis on major events that happened in Singapore during the occupation, such as the $50 million donation by the Overseas Chinese Association and the gradual collapse of local Japanese morale towards the end of the war.

Cast[edit]

  • Qi Yuwu as Lin Fan
  • Apple Hong as Ding Yueguang
  • May Phua as Lin Yun
  • Pierre Png as Huang Changfeng
  • Priscelia Chan as Gui
  • Yao Wenlong as Chen Yong
  • Lynn Poh as Lin Shan
  • Richard Low as Lin Songde
  • Bernard Tan as Huang Changqing
  • Tang Miaoling as Yang Xiaomei
  • Li Nanxing as Sakagami Ichiro
  • Chen Shucheng as Goh Say Eng (Wu Shirong)
  • Irin Gan as Huang Yinxiang
  • Liang Tian as Tang Shan
  • Henry Chong as Wang Changfeng
  • Huang Shinan
  • Ye Shipin as Fujiwara
  • Bryan Chan as Uncle Xi
  • Zhou Quanxi as Wu Daichang
  • Chen Tianxiang as Huang Yitang
  • Neo Swee Lin as Li Hua'niang
  • Robin Leong as Nishimura
  • Chen Weijian as Huang Changman
  • Ken Tay as Hattori
  • Wang Jinlong as Ōnishi Satoru
  • Aaron Lester as Warren

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