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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Taiwanese literature

Walk into almost any bookstore and you can be sure to find a plethora of books, both fiction and non-fiction, about China. Yet there seems to be very few titles about Taiwan published in English. Does this mean there is no great Taiwanese literature or has it simply slipped through the cracks of the fickle world of publishing?

I suspect the answer is the latter. I recently stumbled across a very interesting book from Taiwan by chance in a second hand bookshop. On reading the synopsis on the back cover I didn't hesitate to buy it. The book, A Thousand Moons on a Thousand Rivers by Hsiao Li-hung [more...]