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Taiwan Literature in the 21st Century

A Critical Reader

  • Is a groundbreaking collection of research essays on Taiwan literature

  • Provides useful source of scholarship for researchers and students in the field of Taiwan studies

  • Offers a global vision of Taiwan literature study

Part of the book series: Sinophone and Taiwan Studies (STS, volume 5)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Taiwan Literature in the 21st Century

    • Chia-rong Wu, Ming-ju Fan
    Pages 1-11
  3. Genres, Forms, and Ideas

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 57-57
    2. Clipping Wings: A Chronicle and Wang Wen-Hsing’s Art

      • Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang
      Pages 59-79
    3. Xia Yu, the Supreme Stylist

      • Michelle Yeh
      Pages 81-93
  4. Taiwan Literature in the Age of Globalization

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 201-201

About this book

This book is an anthology of research co-edited by Dr. Chia-rong Wu (University of Canterbury) and Professor Ming-ju Fan (National Chengchi University). This collection of original essays integrates and expands research on Taiwan literature because it includes both established and young writers. It not only engages with the evolving trends of literary Taiwan, but also promotes the translocal consciousness and cultural diversity of the island state and beyond. Focusing on the new directions and trends of Taiwan literature, this edited book fits into Taiwan studies, Sinophone studies, and Asian studies. 

Reviews

“This is a very interesting book … . Taiwan Literature in the 21st Century hence offers an extremely useful guide to the most important names, together with close analyses of their main works and is consequently highly recommended.” (Bradley Wintertion, taipeitimes.com, June 8, 2023)

Editors and Affiliations

  • GCLS, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

    Chia-rong Wu

  • National Chengchi University, Taipei City, Taiwan

    Ming-ju Fan

About the editors

Dr. Chia-rong Wu specializes in Sinophone literature and film through the lens of postcolonial theories, Indigenous studies, diaspora, and ecocriticism. Dr. Wu is the author of Supernatural Sinophone Taiwan and Beyond (Cambria Press, 2016) and Remapping the Contested Sinosphere: The Cross-cultural Landscape and Ethnoscape of Taiwan (Cambria Press, 2020). Additionally, Dr. Wu is serving on the International Advisory Board of Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Approaches to Chinese Literature (Routledge Book Series), Cultural History Editorial Advisory Board (Bloomsbury Book Series), and the Advisory Board of Taiwan Lit (online journal centering on studies of Taiwan literature and culture).


Professor Ming-ju Fan is an established scholar in the field of Taiwan literature study. Her research focus is on feminism, literary theory, and modern and contemporary novels. She is the author of multiple books, including Critic Artisan《書評職人》 (Unitas, 2019), Spatial/Textual/Politics《空間/文本/政治》 (Linking Books, 2015), Literary Geography—Spatial Reading of Taiwanese Literature《文學地理─台灣文學的空間閱讀》 (Rye Field, 2008), Chronological Searches of Taiwanese Women’s Fiction 《眾裏尋她-台灣女性小說縱論》 (Rye Field, 2002 & 2008), and Like a box of chocolate: Criticisms on Contemporary Literature and Culture《像一盒巧克力─當代文學文化評論》(Ink Publishing, 2005). She is also the co-editor of The Columbia Sourcebook of Literary Taiwan (Columbia University Press, 2014). She has received honors such as Ministry of Science and Technology Research Award and Reward Special Talents multiple times. Moreover, she has been serving as the co-editor of Journal of Taiwan Literary Studies since 2010.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Taiwan Literature in the 21st Century

  • Book Subtitle: A Critical Reader

  • Editors: Chia-rong Wu, Ming-ju Fan

  • Series Title: Sinophone and Taiwan Studies

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-8380-1

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-19-8379-5Published: 04 February 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-19-8382-5Published: 04 February 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-19-8380-1Published: 03 February 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2524-8863

  • Series E-ISSN: 2524-8871

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 253

  • Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Asian Literature, Screen Studies, Fiction, Cultural Studies

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Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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