In Pursuit of Peace

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In Pursuit of Peace
Genre Period drama
Written by Ng Kah Huay
Hong Zhichuan
Lin Peiqiang
Directed by Chia Mien Yang
Li Liwan
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
Producer(s) Li Yuqiang
Running time 120 minutes per episode
Original channel TCS-8
Original run 9 March 2001 – 11 May 2001
Related shows The Price of Peace
In Pursuit of Peace
Simplified Chinese 何日军再来
Traditional Chinese 何日軍再來

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.


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 centers 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 places more emphasis 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 more 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.


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