Women’s Writing


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Women’s Writing

Curated by Lee Kuei-yun, Associate Professor, Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Tsing Hua University

The term women’s writing refers to literary works by female writers and is not limited to works that exhibit a feminist awareness. Thus, the texts collected here show different gende... (Read more)

Works and Authors
Mothers
Mothers Jian Zhen

The essay “Mothers” is a kaleidoscopic portrait of women as mothers, with a focus on the maternal instinct and spirit. It does not dwell on any defini... (Read more)

Fin de Siècle Splendor
Fin de Siècle Splendor Zhu Tianwen

This short story centers on the life and loves of fashion model Mia. Mia begins modeling at age eighteen. At twenty, after becoming the lover of Lao D... (Read more)

Planets of the Supreme Ultimate
Planets of the Supreme Ultimate Yan Ailin

“Planets of the Supreme Ultimate” “Darling, I never thought…”Leech-like, your tongue has already sucked up my words andentered my deepest bodyto un... (Read more)

A Place of One's Own
A Place of One's Own Yuan Qiongqiong

“A Place of One’s Own” is the story of a young woman whose life changes dramatically when she learns her husband is having an affair. She divorces him... (Read more)

To Express It in a Different Way
To Express It in a Different Way Chen Yuhong

“To Express It In A Different Way” To express it in a different wayto put it in other wordsat two in the morning there is foga typhoon has intercep... (Read more)

The Covering Leaf
The Covering Leaf Chen Xiuxi

“The Covering Leaf” Adhering to a slender brancha single leaf disarmedwith nothing to defend itall exposed to the ravages of hungry insectsand left... (Read more)

Soul of Clothing
Soul of Clothing Zhou Fenling

Zhou Fenling calls herself a miniaturist – she excels at writing about the people and events of her everyday life, and is celebrated for her detailed ... (Read more)

Princess Up All Night
Princess Up All Night Cheng Yingshu

The “princess” in “Princess Up All Night” is a mother who has sustained a brain injury and become delusional. The woman’s eldest daughter, Xingxing, t... (Read more)

Life After Fifty
Life After Fifty Liao Yuhui

“Life After Fifty” is Liao Yuhui’s reflection on her life as she turns fifty. The essay describes the subtle changes in physique, face, personality, a... (Read more)

Buried with the Dead
Buried with the Dead Lin Haiyin

“Buried with the Dead” is a short story depicting traditional and modern marriages in China at the time of the May Fourth Movement, beginning in 1919.... (Read more)

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