Hainan Dao

Hainan Dao

15.1K Reads 405 Votes 25 Part Story
john_chan By john_chan Completed

In embarking on a journey to unveil his father's long held secret, a young man finds that in the end, what he discovers is himself.

This story is based on the life of my father. Book II is about 90 percent true. :-)

For those of you who wonder what 'Hainan Dao' means: Hainan is the island at the southernmost tip of China. Dao may mean 'island', though it may also mean 'the way of', as in Daoism or Taoism, or Tae Kwon Dao. Make sense?

  • adultfiction
  • asian
  • asiancanadian
  • biopic
  • canadianbornchinese
  • china
  • chinese
  • fathers
  • fathersonrelationships
Cantabile Cantabile Jul 16, 2015
I feel like I may have started to read this before but never got into it...? Not sure why, because it's very interesting~
                              The main character sounds like he may have a lot in common with you, could this be a sneaky autobiography? :P
VitaliyKoblyuk VitaliyKoblyuk Sep 04, 2014
Just read the first chapter,  I like it so far  I haven't been reading for awhile now and I'm glad I came across your story. 
StuartNorfolk StuartNorfolk Jul 04, 2013
Magic or not, popular or no, don't let that put you off! Follow your creative urge, I say :-)
john_chan john_chan Jul 04, 2013
@StuartNorfolk Well, thank you so much! For reading and following. This happens to be a story without any magic or fantastical elements in it, so maybe that's why it hasn't been as popular as some of my other stories here on Wattpad. But I certainly hope you will enjoy it! Thank you!
StuartNorfolk StuartNorfolk Jul 04, 2013
I feel I have to write and say thank you. Just read the first chapter and it's very well written. Full of emotion and feeling, balanced with good description of surroundings. I've voted, and will be following you.
                              Very inspirational.
john_chan john_chan Jul 10, 2012
@TheScribbler Why? Do you speak it? :-) Most non-Asians don't know the difference, I have found. I think in Mandarin, most kids would call their fathers, 'Baba'. Or formally, 'Fu-qin'. ( pronounced, foo-chin ) How's that? :D