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‘Collecting Gods’ by Wu I-Wei 吳億偉的〈撿神〉英文翻譯

Wu I-Wei (吳億偉) has won numerous awards including the United Daily Press Literary Award for Fiction, the China Times Literary Award for Fiction and Essays, the United Literature Monthly Literary Award for Fiction, and the Liberty Times Lin Rungsan Literary … Continue reading

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MRT Poetry ‘Eagle’

Nice little poem on the MRT in Taipei by Luo Renling (羅任玲): 鷹 Eagle 站在巍巍的山頂等 Standing on the towering mountain top awaiting 風,漫漫近了 The wind, as it gradually approaches 張開茫然底袖 It absently spreads its sleeves 一個寂寞 A sudden sense of … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Scars on Memory’ a documentary by Mickey Chen 陳俊志的《無偶之家,往事之城》 影評

The Chinese title of this documentary translates literally to “A home without a spouse, the city of the past.”  It is directed by Mickey Chen (陳俊志), who wrote quite a good biographical book Taipei Dad, New York Mom (《台北爸爸紐約媽媽》) a few … Continue reading

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A Review of Li Ang’s ‘Everyone Chews on Sugarcane by the Side of the Road’ 李昂的《路邊甘蔗眾人啃》書評

Warning: there is adult content in this post. This is Li Ang’s much anticipated follow up to her 1997 book Everybody sticks it in the Beigang Incense Burner (《北港香爐人人插》), which I’ve yet to read. At first glance it is an irreverent look at the misogynistic … Continue reading

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Book launch: The woman from Taichung meets the little French prince《臺中一姊遇到法國小王子》

Went to an enjoyable book launch today. The book is called 《臺中一姊遇到法國小王子》(The woman from Taichung meets the little French prince). I read the first few chapters when I was waiting to meet the author, 宋念華. The book seems like a charming, light … Continue reading

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What I’m reading 我在讀什麼?

I have been jumping from book to book lately, so going to post what I’m reviewing next in the hope that this will put a little pressure on me to stick with one all the way through. I started I Am … Continue reading

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Book Review: Evan Osnos ‘Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China’

This is a great, accessible read, that offers a map for those interested in picking their way through the minefield of press reports on China, ranging from the ”China threat” myth perpetuated by some of the Western press and the “China is the best … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dream Devourer by Egoyan Zheng 伊格言《噬夢人》書評

I was first asked to translate an excerpt from this book by author Egoyan Zheng for eRenlai, and it was only later that I realized that it was in fact an excerpt from a full-length novel – somewhat of a rarity … Continue reading

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The Sunken and Forbidden Islands – Huang Yuqian 沉沒與禁閉之島——黃郁茜

There are many islands strewn across the Pacific, they withdrew from the world, and hoped never to be found. The footsteps of the Han quietly snuck up upon them however, their persuasive words laced with the rhetoric of modernity and … Continue reading

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‘The Blue Child’ by Egoyan Zheng 〈藍孩子的故事〉伊格言著

Zheng Qianci (鄭千慈), whose pen name is Egoyan Zheng (伊格言)is a prominent science fiction writer and poet from Taiwan born in 1977. After dropping out of medical school, he completed his masters in Chinese Literature at Tamkang University. He’s won … Continue reading

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