- Author: Michael Szonyi
- Translators: Min Hwan Kim and Young Sin Jeong
- Publication Date: March / 2021
- Publisher: Zininzin
The book comprises fourteen chapters; excluding the introduction and conclusion, twelve chapters are divided into parts of three chapters each.
1. Introduction: ordinary life in an extraordinary place
Part I. Geopoliticization Ascendant:
2. The battle of Guningtou
3. Politics of the war zone, 1949–1960
4. The 1954–55 artillery war
5. Militarization and the Jinmen civilian self-defense forces, 1949-1960
6. The 1958 artillery war
Part II. Militarization and Geopoliticization Change Course:
7. The 1960s: creating a Model County of the Three Principles of the People
8. The 1970s: combat villages and underground Jinmen
Part III. Life in Cold War-Time:
9. Combat economy
10. Women’s lives: military brothels, parades and emblems of mobilized modernity
11. Ghosts and Gods of the Cold War
Part IV. Demilitarization and Post-militarization:
12. Demilitarization and post-militarization
13. Memory and politics
14. Conclusion: redoubled marginality.
Cold War Island: Quemoy on the Front Line is a historical work that provides detailed accounts of the island’s pain and recovery in the process of the Cold War and the post-militarization, along with the two previously published domestic works. This will serve as an example for the Korean peninsula in its task of building a peaceful system through improvement of the relationship between the North and the South.